Eight years! My grandparents will celebrate 60 years this weekend so 8 years seems like a minute but it has been an exciting 8 years!
5 moves (Ok some people move a lot more than that but all of ours had pretty chaotic circumstances!)
moving away from our family and the only city we had ever lived in on the week of our 1 year anniversary
seminary classes & a VERY small apt (some would call a dorm studio!)
making some of the best friends we will ever have
living for a short time of one salary
getting adjusted to a city we would eventually fall in love with, learn to call home & feel a deep burden for
we have kept the road (& air) hot: San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York City, Maine, Pensacola, Savannah, St Simons, Paris, LA, Salt Lake, Orange Beach, Nashville, Chattanooga, Logan WV and all the way back to N.O in a small honda, Sea Grove Beach, Houston, Arizona, Dayton (we brought home a little souvenir who we named Logan), Rock Hill, Columbia, Charlotte, Birmingham, Baton Rouge, Gulf Shores and probably a few more
welcoming Inman Jacob Houston
Evacuation & months of uncertainty
Inman returning to N.O before us, while planning to return to N.O, Inman buys our house while I am in Atl and he is in N.O, & I furnish our new house without him even seeing some of our furniture before I bought it!
Returning to New Orleans the week of my 30th b-day
Summer '06: one we will never forget, a revolving door of visitors and many hours spent on the Baptist Crossroads site
Sticking together with people in a city with a whole new identity and passion
the loss of our 2nd baby
getting pregnant again and having complications the 11th week, restricted activity for Momma and decreasing my work load
Sensing God moving us and accepting the call to serve in Lawrenceville, GA
Moving from a city we have loved and called home for almost 7 years
Moving 25 weeks pregnant!
Receiving a great welcome from our new congregation
Welcoming Logan Marshall Houston!
Learning to balance a wonderful new "normal" (trying to get them to sleep @ the same time while I type this right now:)
There is much more to our story. There are more memories than I could ever type. We have been blessed beyond what I could ever imagine. God knew exactly what I needed in a life partner. I know we all have our days that are stressful and moments of tension but there is no one I would rather walk along side of. I am not great at putting that all on paper. I could never have written for Hallmark! But I am so thankful for my husband today & every day! I am looking forward to the next 58 years......and the childless dinner we are going to have tonight to celebrate!