Friday, July 23, 2010

The Journey Continues Beyond the River Bank

This week has been busy, I'm not sure exactly why... We haven't had any thing particular going on, but we do move next week - so that may be it..... We're finally moving into our new home. We are so exited! We have truly enjoyed staying at our friends river house this summer, but we've  felt a little removed, being so far from town and all of the surprise wild guests, almost on a daily basis has been a little unnerving.  We are so very thankful to our very generous and kind friends for allowing us to stay at their house. We envisioned that it would only be for 3-4 weeks, but instead our stay turned into the whole summer. We've could not have ever imagined such generosity from anyone. It has been a humbling summer for us in so many ways; the house, the adoption, being kind of isolated in the wilderness. It's also been a over time of respite for me and the boys. It's hard to describe, but just a sense of calmness at the river with God's beauty all around us everyday, no fast hustle and bustle, no noise, no crime, just us..... We've played a lot of games, colored and painted, read books, and just enjoyed one another. I thought I might lose my cool after being home with the boys everyday all summer, but it's been restful in spirit with no schedule to adhere to day to day. We'll miss the river house, but truly relish moving to our new home, our destination after almost a year of searching for a new home. We are so thankful for the many family, friends, and others who encouraged and helped us along this long journey, but we are most thankful for your prayers. God has opened a new door for us. We will most definitely miss seeing some of our friends everyday, but we look forward to this new adventure. We will also miss the peacocks at the river, they have been such a blessing during this uncertain time. Almost like having temporary pets, we all love them, but the boys are in awe of  them - if they could sleep with them they would have them tucked in beside them at night. We believe our new home will be a great place for our family in the years to come. The big boys will be starting a new school this year, as they are getting older everyday and Whit is waiting the arrival of Nara Josette, so that he can have a buddy/his sister too. We hope to get settled and to hopefully travel to China in the fall to bring Nara Josette home with us. We continue on our journey, though some things are changing, we look forward to each bend in our path. Thank you Thank you, we could not have made it as well, during the past few months without our Faith and all your love.

WIth Much Love ~
The Beautiful River

Hay being harvested




River view



The long road home

Beautiful View

1 comment:

  1. Wow Ginny! Those are some beautiful pictures from the river house! What good memories you have made. What an experience--the photos almost like you liked in another country for a while! Wish our summer had not been so busy and we could have made it out there to play. We will come visit you soon in B'ham!