In case you didn't notice, I have changed the name of my blog. The main reason for this change is that we no longer live on a farm. We are currently in a time of transition. About 6 weeks ago, we left Happy Hill Farm Academy after 9 years of service there. This meant leaving both of our jobs, our home, and the school our children have been attending since kindergarten. Why did we leave? We just know in our hearts that God is calling us to a new ministry. The hard part is that we still don't know where that will be.
Currently, we are back in the town where I grew up. We have joined the church in which I grew up. It is a real homecoming for me. It has been so much fun for me to see so many people from my past. We also love being close to family!!! This transition time has been a real blessing to me.
I thought I would start out this new blog by catching you up on the family. Clayton is now in the 9th grade. Now that we are back in my hometown, he is going to my Alma mater! I think that is pretty cool, but he doesn't quite see it that way yet. He has had a BIG adjustment going from a 1A private Christian school to a 5A public high school, but he is doing great! I am so proud of him of how hard he has been working and the great attitude he has had during the past 6 weeks.
Jackson is in the 5th grade. He likes his new school (most of the time), and has made several new friends. He especially likes to hang out with the boy next door. He is in 6th grade, and they both like to skateboard and ride bikes. Most afternoons they spend together outside.
Carly is in the 1st grade and she LOVES everything! She is so happy here! She has made so much progress in reading in the new school. We are also enjoying all the opportunities a new city provides. We have attended American Girl events at the library and a play of Cinderella since we have been here.
Chad is still looking for his next ministry position. He is working on his Ph.D dissertation while he has some extra time. For Spring Break, Chad had to go to Princeton University to meet with his Ph.D supervisor from Amsterdam. I got to go with him, and we had a wonderful trip. We even got to make one of my dreams come true - I'll add pictures and tell you all about that very soon!
For now we are just enjoying have more family time, making new friends, and catching up with old friends. I hope you will continue to follow our journey as we seek God's direction for our family.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11