Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Getting Situated

Hi friends and family! Well, we are in Virginia, we landed last Wed. after traveling from Oki to Osaka (mainland) then Detroit and finally after being redirected for a while...to our final destination. Things are very busy, as you can imagine. I think we have finally gotten over the roughest part of the jet lag. We had to pick up a van which we purchased through the Exchange while overseas...neat program, get all the registration taken care of etc for that..and now we are looking for housing. We found a church that we believe is where the Lord would have us serve while we are here...so thank you so much for your prayers and please continue to keep us in prayer as we transition. There is MUCH to do! I won't be able to visit with you for a while as most of my internet time is spent looking for housing and the rest of the time is spent out and about checking out the area. It just amazes me how drastically the dynamics of a neighborhood changes within as little as 5 mi!!!

I love and miss you-please pray as moving is always difficult for the children (and for me!). Anjolie broke down after church this past Sunday and said, "I knew this day was coming, but *sob* I miss Pastor...I would always go give him a hug and say hi on my way to choir practice..." then she got me going-right there in Olive Garden we had ourselves a little cry over the churches we have had the blessing of being a part of...it is so hard to leave church family, but it is neat how our church family is just growing :) what a reunion it will be in Glory huh?

17 comments:

Jenny P. said...

Hey my dear Heather. i am so glad you guys are safe and sound back in the stats. My prayers are with you all as you transition back into life here and with find a home, church and unpacking. I just did this all so I know hwo you feel. Ian still asks to go back to Japan. I think it may be atleast 3-4 times a week he says he misses it and wants to go back.
God is so good he will get us through.
Take care hun.

Jenny P. said...

Also I thought I was going crazy because you have that you posted on wed the 30th and I thought did I get my days wrong is it really wed. Nope your time for your blog is still on japan time, I am not crazy, hehehehe.

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Count it all joy, my Sister, when you and your children can weep over leaving a church. Leaving for other reasons leaves one weeping too, but not the same kind of tears. Sometimes leaving comes because there is hardly faith to be found on the earth. :(

And sing a chorus of Blessed Be the Tie that Binds...

:)

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

So glad you're there and getting settled. You have definitely been in my prayers, many times a day. Can't wait to be able to talk to you again once things calm down :)

missy said...

Heather---I can't believe you were in Detroit! I'm in Toledo which is only about an hour from there. How I would have LOVED to meet you!! Oh well....

Praying that you all settle in soon and find a great house! :)

liz said...

It's so good to hear from you! I'll be praying for y'all. Moving is never easy. It's hard on me, so I can't imagine how hard it must be on little ones.

Tiffany said...

Going through a move I know what you mean " theres a lot to get done." We will miss you while you are gone but will be praying that you get everything you need to get done. Cant wait to see some pictures.

Steve n Vickie said...

Happy house hunting. Thats alot to have on your plate on top of the move and church search. Are you staying in millitary housing for the time being? We'll be praying for you as you have so many decisions facing you. Looking for ward to hearing from you when you get everything situated.

Deeapaulitan said...

Hooray! Safe, happy, blessed and adjusting! Big, Big hugs to all of you. I bet this pastor would appreciate Anjolie's hug on her way to wherever too. It is more difficult to leave church family sometimes than to leave blood relatives. Chin up - God has great things ahead!

~~Deby said...

Praying that you will find that perfect house that the Lord has for you...and that HE will help your family adjust...
so glad you are safely back in the states.
~~deby

Tori said...

Heather, I'm so glad you made it stateside without any problems. My prayers are with you as you adjust to a new world basically. I'm not sure how often you were home before but I know for myself when I go to the states it's a major time of adjustment for me. Life is so different in the states as compared to Europe and it always takes me time to get used to the abundance.

Praying for find the perfect home soon and at the right price!

Take care!

Free In Christ said...

We've been on vacation this. So glad when I logged on that you had updated. We will be praying for you and your family. It is ALWAYS hard for the little ones to change.

Kristi said...

I'm glad y'all have made it safe and sound.

I'll pray for y'all to get settled both physically and emotionally. You're right, though...what a reunion in Glory!

~Kristi

Kimberly said...

glad you are state side. The Lopez family is in VA right now too. When you get settled I can give you their number. I will be praying for the kids and you..adjusting is hard. Please e-mail your address and all when you can take a moment. Love you!

Kimi said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you. virgina can take some getting used to. are you guys in the norfolk area or up at quantico? i have a friend stationed in quantico...i can get you her info, she might be able to guide you to some good areas. let me know. god bless.

HOPE said...

So happy to know you are on THIS side of the world now...safe and sound.

How sweet of your daughter to miss her Pastor. I agree...those type of tears are good and a testimony of the sweet fellowship you had to leave. God will bless you with more fellowship and people that YOU can minister to in your new home.

God bless you all...

Sara said...

Aw poor Anjolie. I am glad ya'll are getting situated and I hope you guys find some great housing soon. We miss all of you so much. Elijah especially misses Anjolie. He wanted me to pass on that he says hi. We'll be praying for you.