Has it already been seven days since we drove the truck into the driveway??? Yep, that’s right, last Friday about this time we were seeing our house for the first time (in person, not in pictures). Here is a little update on our unpacking and settling in. The unpacking photos below are not pretty in terms of the “picture perfect home.” But when is unpacking ever that? Besides, it is a gift from God that we cherish and share with you.
Here is the truck backed into the driveway, ready for the unload. What a relief to get to this point!
What a nice welcome by Bonnie and the women of the church! Inside were more surprises: several books about the area, goodies to eat, and some whole wheat bread, peanut butter, and homemade Strawberry Kiwi jam! How did they know I liked PB & J??? Hmmm, Shan? Also, a nice bottle of champaign from two special couples in the congregation. And a special gift of Danish butter!!
This is our living room littered with boxes and furniture. After unpacking, it doesn’t look this good — yet!
This is the neatest that the living room has looked in five days. Today, we finally see some progress.
the house is much nicer than we thought, much bigger. And a special thank you to all who pitched in to work on getting it ready for us: Frank and Shan, Paul and Charlene, Swarthout’s, Schroeder’s, Betty, and the list goes on. And we thank everyone for your prayers as we packed, loaded, traveled, and unloaded.
This is home. We sit on the porch in the late afternoon with a cool breeze, gazing at the mountains to the south, and marveling at God’s hand in every step of the way. Each night we like the sounds of a quiet neighborhood, but with the friendly manner of all our neighbors. This is beyond our wildest dreams for a new home and ministry.