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A lot has happened in the last 2 1/2 months. The biggest thing however is that my family moved to a different state. 

I became a resident of Georgia in August 2001 until August of 2013. It was a great place to live and I will miss it, but am so blessed to be where I am in West Virginia. 

My hubby got hired at a church here to be a Family Life Minister. It's WONDERFUL! I have loved it so far. The church is great. The people are so loving and concerned for the community. It's refreshing to see that they are so invested in the community as a whole. There is a big focus on giving and investing in missions here at home and outside the U.S. :) The services here are different than back at home, but its been really nice. I am enjoying the change. It challenges me to shake things up in my walk with God. Staying comfortable isn't always the best thing for me. I tend to be apathetic that way. Being here in WV has brought a new vigor to my relationship with Jesus.

The friendships here have come so naturally too! The parents of students are so sweet and have all taken an interest in getting to know us. I have been blessed with a new friend that is my age with kids the same ages as Allee and Elena too! She is a home school mom and is teaching the same curriculum that I have for Elena. It's been great to be around her! God has been so faithful in providing me this friendship. Leaving behind such wonderful friends in Georgia has been the most difficult part of this move. It's been refreshing that I have not dealt with any loneliness or anything like that. :) 


I am also plugged in to MOPS. WOW! I love it! It's really been nice to go and take some time to get to know other mothers. Hearing their stories about being up at 2am the night before is refreshing because I am right there with them! They are all very real and honest. I like that so much!

Elena and Allee have adjusted so well to the move. I thought that Allee having her own room would freak her out, but it never really did. She has enjoyed being in her crib at night with her trusty night light. Haha. She still gets up once during the night, but it's ok. Elena sleeps in her room upstairs and LOVES it. It's her own world up there. She has a big play area and her school room. When her friends are over (which is OFTEN) they just party it up. I love how quickly Elena has made friends here! She has a friend or two over a couple times a week at minimum. She is active in children's ministry and enjoys her Sunday School and Kids Church. It's great. I hope soon to enroll her in swim classes and eventually swim team. 

Yeah.... Life has been VERY blessed. God is good. 

All is well. :)


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