Friday, September 7, marked our two year mark here in California. I still remember the day vividly. I woke up early that Wednesday morning to say goodbye to my mom before she left for work that day. We were both crying as she hugged six week old Josiah one last time. In my mind, I was wondering if I could really do this thing, move half way around the country from my family that I was so used to seeing on a weekly basis.
Year one was pretty much a blur. We were considered newbies out here and people were very understanding as we adjusted to life out here. I had my ups and downs but God truly did place different people in our lives at different times during that first year. I still remember standing in line at Albertson's soon after we arrived and started talking with the lady in front of me. She let me know that she did not attend the same church we did, but handed me one of her deposit slips from her checkbook and told me if I ever needed anything just to give her a call. God also placed some Baylor grads in our lives as well which helped make me feel a little closer to home.
This past year we were no longer newbies. Reality that we weren't just on an extended vacation started to sink in. God blessed us with our third son, Levi. Caleb and Josiah have grown so much this year. Josiah is taking after his brother and talks nonstop. And Caleb wants to do everything Kerry does. And Kerry is still ready to try almost anything. During this year, God has sent me a true blue friend, Jessica. Now I can't imagine her and her family not being apart of our lives. I can be completely honest with her. She knows the good and the bad. Where did the time go this year?
God only knows what this next year will bring. I have to admit that I'm glad I don't know what the future holds. I am excited about it though. Knowing that God is in control of our lives is all I need to know and I'll do my best not to worry about it.