We’re here! For those of you keeping track, we left our home near Portland just over a week ago, spent several days driving across the country, and arrived safely at our new home in Warrenville, IL last Monday. (According to Google, the picture on the right has something to do with Warrenville. We haven’t actually seen this bridge, but it looks cool.) The movers showed up right on time and it looks like everything arrived relatively unharmed. (We’ve only found two casualties so far, neither of which were serious.) And with five days of unpacking under our belts now, we are well on our way toward settling in.
Thanks for all your prayers as we navigate this transition. If you’re still looking for things to pray about, here are some of the major items still on the table.
- The Girls: They’re both managing the transition just fine, though we did have our first bout of homesickness last night from our youngest daughter. Right now I think they’re both just a little bored, stir crazy, and wanting to hang out with some other kids.
- A New Church: I hate looking for a new church. I’d rather just find the closest church and go there. But unfortunately it’s rarely that simple. We’d like to find a church as quickly as possible so we can all start to settle in there as well. So we’re hoping that this won’t drag on too long. But we’ll see.
- Settling in at Wheaton: This week I’ll actually start spending time at Wheaton. I need to move my books, set up my office, and most importantly, start getting to know the faculty and administration.
- Writing: It’s been months since I was able to write with any kind of regularity. And now I need to get back on track (especially since I now have deadlines for a couple of books that I should probably start working on).
As I said in the title, this will be my last update about the transition. (Unless I change my mind, of course. I do that a lot.) I’ll let you know if anything major changes. Otherwise we’ll just plug along in our new home and wait to see what God has in store for us here.