Isabela took her first steps yesterday. It was so cute, and I wish I had a video of it. Every time we get the camera out, she drops to her knees to crawl. Of course, she doesn’t want any videos taken til she has the walking thing down perfectly!
I don’t have much to say. It’s winter, cold, and I’m desperately craving some warm sunlight, a run that’s NOT on a treadmill, fresh farmer’s market veggies on the grill, margaritas ( Chris has the BEST recipe), hot, sticky humid weather, and playtime in the park with Isabela. ( I absolutely cannot wait to do that!)
Other than that, I have been making an attempt to be more disciplined and more intentional in being kind, gentle and patient to the people around me. Also, I have been nurturing my creative side more…sketching, painting and doing some crafty things. I think I would be so miserable if I wasn’t able to get some of the creative stuff in my head out – I would go crazy!!!
Chris, of course, is a working machine! We have about a year and 3 months here, and we are definitely ready for some change and a new journey. Though we have been blessed while here in Iowa and though we know that God wanted us to be here, it has never been more evident to us that it’s time to move on. We have learned so much about ourselves and become very strong together in alot of ways. You see, this move was very hard on us. We left a place we absolutely loved and moved to a place that we just didn’t love at all. oh, we’ve met some wonderful people and love our church here, but …. we just aren’t meant to stay here. It’s been rough…Chris has a tremendous and stressful job, the most stressful job in the Air Force actually…and one that comes with a 76 percent divorce rate. Scary!
And while God has shown us the why’s of why he sent us here, and while we have been thankful for his direction, we are so happy to move on, again. Go to another new place. Explore more new things together. Have more children in the next few years (yay!). Live closer to family (GOD willing). walk hand in hand in our journey with Christ….and so many other things.
now, we just wait. A list will come out anytime within the next 6-8 months and we will get to choose off the list. And then, we will put the house up for sale and start researching our new area. My 8th move in 12 years.