While we have been here almost three months, we are getting use to the things that seemed weird in the beginning. We are making friends and settling into life. Maybe that is what is hard for me some days....starting over....people not getting my sarcasm at first......not understanding what someone is trying to tell me exactly.
Today was one of those days at first where I just thought to myself "we are not in Kansas anymore." And it wasn't anything major....just a day where I missed my life back home for a moment. I got ready though and went to the devotions offered each morning by a staff member at Living Hope and loved how God gently nudges back at me. "I am with you.....you only need ME" Would my day have been any better had I started it in the states...more than likely NO. But I was reminded about Gods promises read to us today in devotion....Lev. 26: 11-13 "I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. I will walk AMONG you and be YOUR God, and you will be my people. I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with your head held high."
I just loved the reminder that He walks among ME....He is the same God today that He was then. The same God loves me here as He loved me there. All I need it to lean on Him.
The funny part of all this is, we love in a place where we are surrounded by some of the most amazing landscape I have ever seen. It has YET to get old...everyday I just want to pinch myself at the beauty surrounding us. We have been able to get out most weekends and just explore..as a family...enjoying this time to connect and just BE with each other. We are so blessed. Thought I'd add a few pictures of our last few weeks.....