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.