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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Praise God that, despite a number of obstacles, we are finally moved in to our new home in Kansas City! Oh friends, it has been a journey that would fill the pages of an entire book. But for now, suffice it to say that, through it all, our God has been faithful. He is good all the time and we are so grateful for His amazing love.

 
The week of our move, I got a call from my mom, letting me know that my dad had passed away that morning. I am so grateful that I was able to go to my father's funeral, while David's parents traveled with my family to Kansas City. It was incredibly hard to leave my mom just three days later, but the kids (and David, with his one working hand) needed me to be with them, and I knew that it was time to join them in Kansas City. My emotions are just too raw to write much more at this point, but I'd greatly appreciate prayers for my mom. She misses my dad so much.
 
It was almost surreal to get off that plane in Kansas City and join my family there. God had been preparing our hearts for this move for a long time, so to have finally made it was truly incredible.
 
Our new home is in the urban core of Kansas City and is full of contrasts. We live in the city, but have an acre of land, which has an amazing garden, fruit trees and tons of rasberries.
 
Those of you who know me on facebook will also know that we have chickens!
 
And oh boy! Have those chickens been a hit!
 
 
Our yard is perfect for visitors. The Costigans visit frequently, and we've already had a couple of neighborhood kids over to play football, etc.

There are so many lovely houses in our neighborhood.
 
But there a number of abandoned ones, as well. This one, that is right next door to us, started on fire yesterday. From what I understand, that moves it to the top of the demolition list...yay!
 

 

We have experienced such peace since arriving here, in Kansas City. Oddly enough, this neighborhood of contrasts is just what our hearts have been longing for.
 
We finally made it...we are home.

 

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Looking so forward to following the story God is going to write in that convent and in your family!

Cheri said...

Wow! It is all so amazing! I cannot imagine doing a move at the same time as losing my father. You are a very strong woman! My heart goes out to you and your mom and your whole family.

Your new place in KC looks amazing. What a change?!

Thanks for posting as I do not have FB. I'm glad to have an update on the big move.

manyheartsonefamily said...

WOW! So neat to see the pictures! Love your new home, very picture-esque! Praying for all of you as you settle and adjust.

Peter and Nancy said...

It's so great to see pictures of your new neighborhood! Praying that you are connected soon with many people who see the love of Christ in you.
Nancy

Kristen - Home with Sweet Munni said...

I love, love, love the new blog!!!! And I am SO excited to read about your new adventure with Jesus! What an incredible testimony your family is and it's amazing to see the Lord use your love and family for her glory and purposes!

Kristin said...

Love reading this and your heart.

Dana Butler said...

:) welcome, guys.

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