Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shelley Arrives...

It's been awhile since I've updated my blog, but my life has taken a huge leap in the last week! Shelley arrived last Tuesday night and things haven't been the same since. She didn't have that much stuff with her so we cleaned out Larry's office and gave her that room. Other than pictures and her bed, it still looks pretty bare.

The first couple of nights we celebrated her arrival with some special dinners, but then life had to return to "somewhat" normal due to work schedules. She did come have lunch with me at school on Wednesday with a couple of students that I tutor and that was fun. During the day while we're at work she's spending her time working on job applications as well as exploring the area and trying to find her way around, which isn't easy in San Antonio (especially compared to Roscoe).
On Saturday night we took her to Oak Hills and then to our Bible class and out to dinner with friends. Then on Sunday, she went to Community Bible Church and the College/Career class which she seemed to enjoy and at least got to meet a few people.
Sunday evening was our "Goodbye" dinner for our friends, Dan and Joan. It was a nice evening with friends and having Shelley there was a plus in that we had our own personal photographer.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another Update...

Now that things have become clear (as mud) to us, we realize that it is God's will for Shelley to postpone her missions trip until God reopens the door, so we've been making plans for her to move to San Antonio to live with us for awhile. Since we "know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose", we're excited about this change in plans. Shelley sold almost everything she owned in preparation for her trip, so it's really easy right now for her to pick up and leave what has been her home for the past fourteen years. She's due to arrive next Tuesday, and Larry and I are getting really excited about having one of our girls near us, even if the circumstances aren't what we were expecting. We do know that whatever is ahead, with God in control, it's going to be an adventure worth waiting for!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Asking For Prayer...

Along with the new year came a major road block in plans for 2009...

Our daughter Shelley, who was scheduled to fly to England on the 28th, got notice that her visa had been denied. Before coming to San Antonio for Christmas, she had sold EVERYTHING she owned in preparation for leaving the country for three years, so now she is staying with Stacey without a job or a car, waiting to find out the steps she needs to take at this point. Please pray with us that God's desire for her life will be known quickly as this "waiting" is difficult for all of us!

Welcome 2009!

2009 came in with a bang, as we spent New Years Eve with our good friends, Doug and Patty Gilbert. We went out to eat some great BBQ ribs at "Texas Roadhouse " and then went to their house to play games and watch movies on their new 60" Flatscreen TV.

On New Years Day, Larry and I went to see the new movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", which was like nothing I had imagined, but was wonderful! Later that afternoon, we met everyone from our Life Group for a New Years party at Dan and Joan's house. I still can't get over the fact that it's comfortable to sit out by the pool on New Years Day!