Hello dear friends, it has been too long. It has been a very busy month! But the kids and I are all settled in Belmond, Iowa now. I painted this view at my mother-in-law’s house the end of July. As I looked out across the rolling farmland and at the vastness of the blue sky I felt peace, I felt the awesome-ness of God and His creation, I felt His hands reaching out to hold me.
The whole process of moving went relatively smoothly, and I truly believe that had a lot to do with prayer and trusting that God was hearing. Whenever I felt myself getting worked up, I would try to stop, breathe deeply, and trust that God would lead. There were bumps and annoyances (one being we still haven’t sold the Lockport house–pray on this one please). But through it all, I felt a sense of rightness. That we are following God’s call so He will provide.
It feels good to be in our new home, with my kids, getting a classroom ready. We are falling into place in Belmond quickly and easily (the people are so kind and friendly).
He knew what we needed.