Sometimes I sit down to write post and fill in all the space and time that has past in the these three week since we moved to Bella Vista. I'd like to eloquently document everything that we've felt, done, see, learned, etc. But sometimes I find that I get so far behind that I don't know where to start.In some ways we feel like we're in a foreign country. Everthing does feel just that: foreign. And we dealing with issues such as landlords, no a/c, no dishwasher, daycare for Jax, tornados, flooding, loneliness, stress, and at time even in the past three weeks wondering what in the world all the chaos was for.
But worship with a new church family, and having family visitors already as kept us excited and encouraged admits daily hurdles and unknowns that entice us to fret or fear. I daily keep something that my friend Kristin Palmer said, "I daily get up and nail my desires to the cross." And that give me strength honestly, to try and get us daily and nail my plans for smooth transitions or even an a/c that works, to the cross and choose to be on God's team and do things his way.
So though I may not get to all the details today, here's a few pictures from when Mel, Beckett and Cooper came to visit this past weekend. It was the biggest blessing to have my sister here.
Jax waiting for Beckett to arrive
At the farmers market on Saturday in the Bentonville square.
It was big fun!
The first day Beck wasn't so sure about playing in the water in his clothes. But he watched carefully from the side.
With two toddlers and a baby…the was not a lot of sleep. But lots of wild and crazy memories being made!
We took the boys back to the splash park the next day after church and Beck decided it WAS fun!
Snack time! Say Cheese!
Uncle Kyle's got this!
In summary after the first three weeks in our new home:
Sometimes it's about keeping your head above water. Sometimes it's about learning to drown a little so we quit using all of our useless energy to flail about and just let him save us.
BUT Everyday its about shifting your perspective even when everything feels foreign, discombobulated, shaky or even as if its all out of whack…God's still on the throne. Transition (Flux) is never easy, it's rarely smooth but it's always vital to get us going in a new direction.