17 June 2007

Enjoying Diversity

The first Sunday we attended our new ward in Texas, I was delighted to hear an Asian accent and a Hispanic accent as the Sacrament prayers were given. At the conclusion of our meetings, I realized that we had the blessing of moving into a ward that had a wonderful mixture: born-in-the-Church & converts; native Texans & people from various states and other countries; young, old & everything in between. In Relief Society, as different opinions were expressed, I sensed an open-heartedness that was refreshing and inspiring.

The day we moved into our new house, we noticed that many of the neighbors came outside with their children, and the first two families we met were from South Africa and India.

We look forward to making many new friends!

01 March 2007

On the Road, Again

Yes, we are moving again. But to two different places, so it's double the fun, and way more than double the hassle. If all goes well, by the end of 2007 we will be fully established as permanent residents of Texas, with a second (mostly summer) home in Washington state. The call of grandchildren is strong, and we are answering!

Everything in our present house (including that large, full basement with its hundreds of boxes) must be examined. Once the decision to donate, trash or keep is made, an additional decision comes to the fore--do we want this to go north, or south? Then we need to pack everything ourselves.

Ah, for the days when a company was moving us, and once we had cleared out everything we didn't want, in a matter of hours all our worldly goods were boxed up and taken away to be crated prior to being shipped to another country.

Thus, for the next few months, any serious blogging I do will be on A Prayer of Faith. That blog is being revived this month after a long period of light activity caused primarily by the fact that all of the permabloggers hit super-busy times in our lives!

But we are determined to get things going again, and with the addition of some new writers, it will happen!