Friday, August 6, 2010

Perks of the Pacific Northwest

Moving across the country is hard. Leaving all family and friends is sad. Establishing an everyday "life" routine in a new place is uncomfortable and sometimes downright depressing. Going all day without having contact with anyone that knows you is lonely. BUT....Having an All-powerful, All-knowing, All-present Lord that knows how to specifically comfort all of these feelings is INCREDIBLE. I was having a down day the other day and remembered the song...Count your Blessings one by one...Count your Blessings see what God has done...which led me to write down all the Perks of our move...and there are many more than the 4 listed here. We are truly Blessed.

1.SERVING TOGETHER: In Dallas, Mark and I went in our separate directions as far as weekly ministry was concerned. I was involved at the pregnancy center and Mark was involved with outreach ministries at our church. While it was nice to each serve in ministries we were very passionate about, I often hoped we would someday serve together. Well, we now have our chance.Here are some pictures of us packing Healing kits for Haiti with World Concern...

2. NEW EXPERIENCES: I think Seattle is funky because it has so many activities that are totally regional.A couple of weekends ago, we went to Ballard Locks to watch the Salmon run...very cool.

3.LIESEL!: My dear friend, Liesel,her husband, Jeremy, and her sweet toddler, Moses, live in Vancouver, BC, which is not that far away. Last week, we met at a mid-point Sonic (which was exciting in itself because Seattle has no Sonic..nor Chick fil a for that matter...such a tragegdy)We have not lived this close since high school. What an incredible God-send Liesel is. It is so comforting to have a friend that really loves and knows you just about two hours away

4. The BEACH!: We live about 5 miles from the beach. Granted, it is probably too cold to swim, but we have enjoyed it just the same. So beautiful!


erin said...

awe, just teared up reading your blog. I just didn't get enough of you before you left and now you are far away! Though, can I just say that I am SOOO excited for ya'll!!!!??? Can't wait to hear more stories of your adventures there. :)

Annie and Jeremy said...

Loved your updates, Sweet Friend! I love you and I am so proud of you!

Jennifer Hanson said...

Loved the update!
Love Ryann's little side-part-ribbon-do (A-DORABLE).
Love that you live so close to the beach.
Love that you get to do ministry with Mark. (I hope that someday Devin and I can find a ministry to serve together in. We've always been in our separate areas too).

John and Sarah said...

Yall are amazing examples to us! We miss you so much, but CANNOT wait to visit!!!!