Out of the whirlwind


In the past 15 days, Scotty and I have moved out of our apartment in Paris, dragged our stuff to Edinburgh, where we become godparents (to the cutest little chubby-cheeked baby boy), celebrated seven years of marriage, Scotty graduated and became a doctor, and we reconnected with old friends and Scotty’s parents. Then last Thursday we gathered up our belongings again and flew to Orlando where the next day we applied for replacement Social Security cards, got driver’s licenses, dropped off our stuff and drove to Lakeland to visit Scotty’s grandparents. Then we drove to Fort Lauderdale where we met with some absolutely lovely people, talked about job opportunities, looked at apartments, and tried to figure out what we thought of our new home. Yep, that’s right. We’re going to be settling in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As you can imagine, time to write all this up on the blog is just not available. But Scotty and I are going to be taking a couple of days to catch our breath, figure out what on earth is going on, and I may (or may not) take some of that time to record the high points of the past two weeks. All through this process we’ve been blessed by the kindness of friends and family and are so grateful for that. We’re also so incredibly blown away by the goodness God has shown to us in this transition and for his incredible provision and direction in our lives.

So, keep an eye out for more updates as this chapter of our story unfolds and we adjust back to life in the USA. It is fun to be able to celebrate Independence Day in our home country this year. It’s been a while.

In order to give you some eye candy, I’ll leave you with some shots from one of our last nights in Paris. I will miss those sunsets.


About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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16 Responses to Out of the whirlwind

  1. POP says:

    and it looks like i am!

  2. Sooooooooooo exciting (&sad at the same time!!) – congrats on finding your new home & good luck to settling in & starting over again!!! Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you & to hearing you stories!!! 😀 **

  3. Liane McCabe Schmit says:

    welcome home dear lady !

  4. audrey says:

    WooHOO! Glad to hear that FLORIDA is a sure thing. We are coming to visit!

  5. Melissa says:

    Welcome back to the USA!!! Home of Trader Joe’s, Disneyland and other fabulous things! Send your address when you are settled! It brings tears to my eyes that you are no longer expats and yet we can still look forward to your fabulous blogs and amazing pics! Welcome home Becca! Big Squishing hugs!

  6. Sloane says:

    Bienvenue aux Etats Unis! 😉 I’m dying to hear how you ended up in Ft. Lauderdale!! It’s so good to have you stateside already and I hope we can plan to see each other sometime soon. love!

  7. Lisa says:

    Welcome back to the motherland! I too can’t wait to hear what is in store for you! I saw your name on a lovely study guide book at a conference in VA a few weeks ago… I felt so famous… to know you!

  8. Karin says:

    FORT LAUDERDALE!!!! I don’t even know where that is, but at least the end of that sentence is Florida!!! 🙂 welcome back, just in time for the 4th. Would LOVE to see you anytime you make it to Orlando. Can’t wait to hear the stories and see photos! Take some time at the beach to catch your breath and relax first though 🙂

  9. BethyJ says:

    Congratulations on your return! Love you both and looking forward to hearing more as your future unfolds!

  10. Glen W. says:

    Wonderful. I am so happy for the two of you. Another chapter in your story.

  11. Marty says:

    conGRADulations to BOTH of you for such accomplishments these past years…praying for you all this week esp! Happy 4th!

  12. zelmare says:

    Whirlwind? Sounds more like a tornado!!! 🙂 Best of luck on your new life, may it be everything you want.

  13. Uncle CB says:

    Dear Scott and Rebecca,
    Your title reminded me of Nahum 1:3: “The Lord has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” Key words….the Lord has his way. The Lord has been good to you and it’s always interesting how He goes about placing his saints in the world. But sometimes you have to hold on tight! Love ya, Uncle CB

  14. Good on you for tackling such a wonderfully adventurous journey. Where are you both originally from? are you closer to your home now?

  15. Oh my gosh! How cool! You guys live 2.5 hours from me now! I’m a fellow Floridian 🙂 I’ll be interested to hear how you settle in after living in romantic Paris!


  16. thepoolman says:

    I’ll miss your stories and pictures of Paris. Good luck in South Florida.

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