Thursday, August 7, 2008

Return of the Nomadic Daughter

I'm going to try to keep this as short as possible b/c I hate posting long posts.
My dad used to call me his nomadic daughter because it seemed that every time I talked to him we were moving again. He hasn't called me that in a long time b/c we've been in Hot Springs for 3 years (our longest anywhere). As you can tell by the title of this post, things have changed. I'll just cut to the chase. Shawn and I decided to move to Colorado Springs, CO so he could attend Nazarene Bible College to finish his education and to knock out his ordination classes at the same time. He's been taking some online classes and have found they are just not for him. He learns better in a classroom. Owning our first home gave us a little uncertainty as to how quickly we would be able to move. God had a plan for that...we were able to rent it to a friend from church who plans to buy it when her house sells in Little Rock. What a blessing for us and for her. We were sad to say goodbye to all of our awesome friends, but we knew we needed to follow where God was sending us. Believe me, I am no friend to "moving". I forgot how much I hated packing and unpacking. My friends were amazing at helping us pack. When we got to CO Shawn's cousin Robb who we found out lives 45 minutes away was here with his new wife Amy to help us unload the truck. What a relief it was to see a familiar face when we arrived. We've met several other students and families and have even been able to help another couple move in to the same apartment complex as ours. We went to Springs First Sunday for church. We plan on checking out a few more before deciding what church to call home for the next 3 years. We're not used to having options as to what church to attend. The church sent us off with a love offering that covered our moving costs but we are desperately searching for jobs. The boys are happy to be here and are anticipating the snow that will come in a few short months. We are finally unpacked and had a "normal" night last night with dinner and relaxing. It was nice. I will post pictures soon of our apartment and view of Pike's Peak which we can see outside our window. Pray for God to provide just the right jobs and for the boys to have great teachers at their new school!! Love to you all!

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Brook, it is so good to see this post!! I have been praying like crazy for all of you. What faith you and Shawn have. It is really neat, because your boys can see first hand that their mommy and daddy are doing something the Lord has called them to do. They will always remember that. It is so exciting to hear how God has already been working since you have been there! I am really excited to see pictures. Mom said the view you sent her was absolutely beautiful!! I love you and I am praying for you!