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Transitions Never End...

We have officially been in Colombia for 4 months now. Starting over is hard. I think all of us were caught off guard by how many amazing connections we made in Mexico. We have friends there now who are family....and we miss them terribly. And as much as we love Colombia (I mean we REALLY love it here!), there was still a hurt from moving. Just as much when we left TN for VA, and then left the States for all hurt the same. Sometimes I wish we didn't have to make such amazing friends. Then there would be no hurt, right?! But then what would we miss out on? Lots of love. We treasure these friends and family and thank God over and over again for technology because we can still talk to them whenever we want! (well, almost.) Starting all over again in Colombia is hard. Back to square one again. At first, I personally felt very defeated. Why didn't I have any friends yet? Why is it so HARD to make friends?! Especially as an adult. I suppose I could do as Elizabeth does and walk up to the first person my age I see and shout at the top of my lungs, "YO QUIERO JUGAR!!!" (I want to play!!!) :D Well, friends take time. Especially the ones you wanna keep around forever. (After 4 months here, we can say we have some pretty amazing friends!) But we may have to move again - the M life is one of endless transition (which is why they preach flexibility SO much at training). Only God knows what the future holds. Or how many more moves there will be. Sometimes I wish we could just stay in one home forever. But then I am very quickly reminded this earth is NOT our home. THIS IS NOT OUR HOME. Our sight must ever be on what we are doing in the here and now and at the same time on the horizon of our eternal future. I tell my children often how blessed we are to have such a BIG family with members all over the world! We just put up a world map on our wall recently and they like to point at each state, city, or country that we have friends and family in. Lots of love! I can honestly say I don't think we've had two weeks in a row with the same schedule since we've been here. There are endless changes and transitions. One week Timothy said, "I think we need to have a family meeting at the beginning of every week so we know what's going on!" :D (but even then who knows what will happen; each day is new). We've taught the kids to have a plan B and C always in their head because we never know what will happen! And throughout all the chaos that is our work and our home life right now, God is moving throughout it all. ~Colossians 3:2~ "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." ~Colossians 3:17~ "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." >>Included some pics of our family in Mexico! Why making friends is worth it.



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