Monday, March 28, 2016

Goodbye to the old...Hello to the new

In two days we are leaving the United States to arrive in our new home.  What lies ahead is mostly unknown, unfamiliar, and very unusual.  Our first week or two will be doing nothing but getting settled in our new little house, buying furniture and appliances, going to the market for food, and starting the new life-process of water purification, food bleaching, and showers by way of camp showers.  Bot flies, cobras, black and green mambas, and malaria will be a life adjustment as well.

The life we leave behind also looks very different, at least for me.  I now have no immediate family to return to in California, nor a childhood home.  My mother passed away 4 years ago, and my dad so recently - the house will be sold, and most of my ties on my side of the family are gone...Mike's family still lives in California, we have dear sweet friends that live there, and our home church is there, so California is not gone from our lives, but drastically changed.

Gratefully Madison will be able to join us for the summer, so we are looking forward to showing her what our new lives will look like.

Please pray for our travel, our transition, and our settling into our new lives.

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Praying for this huge transition, Erin. I can't fully relate but I know Someone who can! He will be with you each step of the way! God nless!