Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A year of Change.

One year ago today, we hugged our family and friends, and drove away from Roseburg.

Our land cruiser loaded down with what was left of our belongings headed South.

I remember being excited. I love Mexico. I have wanted to live here for more than a decade.

There are so many things that I could write about..... my brain is overflowing with events of the past year. We have welcomed groups of servants, guest teachers, and students. we have hosted conferences for people from all over the Globe. We have painted, and cleaned, and landscaped, and repaired, and picked and pruned.

The one things we have not done- is struggle.

We spent the 3 years leading up to Mexico struggling.

God taught us so many lessons in that time. He was preparing us for this.

He was faithful to give us the desire of our heart that matched us perfectly.

Now- I'm not saying that packing up everything we have ever known and moving across a National border was easy. At all.

The kids cried. A lot. They still do.

They miss their family. They miss their friends. They miss the simplicity of living normalcy.

I miss my family. I miss my girls. I miss my Coffee Shop. I miss my church.

Oh, how I miss my church!!

But if we are weighing all of these things on a scale- they do not even compare to the blessings that we have enjoyed here.

We have been happy, and we have had more fun than we know what to do with.

We have new friends. We have lifelong new family members. We have seen lives changed.

We have met people who have changed ours.

We have seen the Gospel go out from this place and spread all over the world.

All of these things said~~ I am more anxious than I can even tell you to see this year to come!

Thank You for supporting us!! All of our family and friends back in OR {and other places too!!}-- your prayers have been felt. We are here because you sent us. You obeyed God, and supported us. You are just as big of a part of this as we are.

Blessings to you all- and stay tuned for a Garden Update :)

><> Shae

1 comment:

  1. We love you, miss you & are amazed at how you have grown ! You are an awesome daughter & son in-law. We are soooo proud of you & you are definitely in our prayers continually. Love you all bunches !!

    Dad & Emma