We are now home safe and sound from a long week-end in New York City. It was emotionally draining but well worth it. I have not laughed that hard in quite awhile. The team that God is forming is quite humorous. This time we just went as tag-a-longs to get back to the city and see what it is like in the winter. Guess what it's like - it's COLD! No surprise there. But it was SUNNY! Which was a nice surprise. Even though it was cold it was still pleasant to have the sun shining on and off. I did learn from Pastor's Wife that I need to get a sleeping bag coat and rain boots to wear there : )
Pete also met with a recruiter on Saturday. Josh is going to help him make some contacts in the Publishing field. We aren't ready to move yet (need to sell this house first) but we feel like it's time for him to start to put serious feelers out there.
I was able to spend a little time with a Mom of two boys who has lived in the city for the past 4 years and drill her with questions on what it is like to raise a family there. She was also kind enough to invite us into her apartment to see that. The bedrooms were much larger than I had anticipated but on the flip side she didn't have a dining room. Everything is a trade off it seems. Her super lets her store her sons bikes in the basement which is a nice plus.
When we got home, I was a little frustrated. It was just over-whelming to back here in a house that is still not completely read to sell and we are mentally ready to leave. It didn't feel like "coming home" but more like "leaving home" Does that make sense? Our move is probably still 7 months out. It's hard to live in the here and now when we are ready to see what God has planned for us there. When we landed there on Thursday, I hear "Welcome Home". I think that was more me than God but I was thrilled that I was even able to hear those words this time back.
I did get a nice surprise when I started to catch up on some of my blog reading to find Lynnae's post here about eagles flying and linking to another blogger showcasing one of my favorite songs, You are the Everlasting God. Make sure you wait until the end to hear his 4 year old read some of the scripture.