pearls

I was going to edit my previous post and add this, but instead, I think I just want to let it flow as it is . . .

Over the past 6 months of living in Scotland, we’ve discovered a few things: the Scottish are different from the English; the politics, the culture, and the societal norm are very different from us and our values, which can be scary in the natural; Read more

becoming a warrior princess

As my husband left for work, he commented on our daughter’s new love of Tinkerbell and how cool the new Tinkerbell movies are. My immediate response was “I know, because Tinkerbell is now like a warrior princess and I am totally okay with our daughter being a warrior princess.” And in my mind I was actually picturing Eowyn from Lord of the Rings, and I have found myself thinking about her a lot lately. But I will come back to that as I haven’t posted a blog in a while and need to backtrack a bit . . . Read more

His plans

Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

I haven’t written for quite some time . . . mainly because I don’t know what to say. We applied for my spouse visa over a month ago, and we received notice that the UK immigration office received it. But we haven’t heard anything since. So we’ve sat and waited. And truthfully, it’s really been a waiting period where I’ve had to work at keeping my heart right. Read more

moving forward

The past week has just been a weird one. Very tiring, emotionally exhausting, physically overwhelming, and mentally challenging. I started out last Monday with an early morning ultrasound on my aorta and blood vessel leading to the aorta, followed by a photographer coming to take pictures of the house, followed by our normal jobs + responsibilities and the final big cleaning of the house. Then all the wild stuff happened in Longmont, and my heart grieved for those involved. Then Friday night we moved to my parents’ house until Sunday night. We spent most of the weekend dealing with requests for showings, feedback on the showings, and trying to figure out what price/bid would be best for our timeframe. Exhausting to say the least. We countered an offer late last night, and I got very little sleep after. Read more