Well, I guess I should start out by saying Happy Thanksgiving and a happy start to the Christmas season! Yep, it’s me again. Seems like I always start these blogs when I lay down at night and never get back to them. Which is what happened tonight, I just decided I would write.
Matthew writes his last high school exam tomorrow morning. So pray when you go to bed. It’ll be close enough to the same time. It’s Art Theory and ya’ll I took art history in college (needed a humanities that fit my schedule) and was the only non-art student in there and I didn’t study as much as Matthew has for this last exam. It’s a HUGE amount of learning.
Pray for calm and recall and peace. Matric (senior) exams here are not for the faint of heart. Matthew has been writing exams now for 5 weeks. They are scheduled much like university exams in the States. So each schedule varies depending on your classes. Anyway, all the nail biting and worrying and driving back and forth will be finished tomorrow. Who can imagine. We came to South Africa when he was in the 4th grade. Seems like a life-time yet a second ago.
Grace is still hard at work at home school. Trying to get ahead a little for moving days and holidays. She also has finished her dance here in South Africa. Her best friend, Becky, immigrated to New Zealand about a month ago and it’s been difficult. Grace thought she’d be the one saying goodbye.
let’s just say it’s gut wrenching seeing your kids say goodbye to their life long friends. friends for 9 and 1/2 years.
Well, it’s a three step process at this point. Over the next 3 days people will come and get their stuff, our old stuff. We will be totally moved out of our home on Thursday and move to the J-Life farm retreat house. We will be there with our 12 suitcases and probably repack and reweigh them just to make sure everything will go smoothly at the airport. Summer camp is the reason we are staying a bit later in December. The kids have always missed it because we hurry to get back to the States and now we have a little time and thought it would be good and healthy for them to stay and go to camp. The third stage of our move will be back to McKinney to a house that has been provided for us to stay in.
yall, it’s hard. sunday was hard. i cried all the way through church. i love first mckinney and i also love acts family. They have loved us whole heartedly for 9 and 1/2 years. seen us through heart ache and pain and joy. Through being Texan :). it’s a hard place. happy and sad all at the same time. our family is going through some rough transitions where our (ok maybe mostly mine) emotions are all over the place. it’s our second across the world move, but a new experience all the same.
I want to remind you that David will still be working with J-Life just in the Texas office. We will still need your financial support. We will work through moving back and transitioning and covet your prayers.