About a month ago, Darren was presented with the possibility of getting involved this fall as a teaching assistant with a few theology classes at the University of Aberdeen. We were suddenly faced with the idea extending our stay here.
Shortening all the drama and stress of the last few weeks, we are staying in Aberdeen until Christmas break, instead of moving back to the States in September. We are sad to delay our reunion with family, but know this is a great opportunity ... and it is only three extra months.
The next month looks to be totally crazy for us, but God always proves himself faithful, as he did with all the details for our extended stay...
- The kids get out of school for the summer on June 29.
- We say goodbye to two of our best friends on July 2 -- both families are moving away on the same day.
- We will be moving to a new flat on July 3 -- circumstances made it impossible to stay in our current flat.
- And this new baby boy will be joining our family sometime in the next 2 to 4 weeks.
Abigail is so excited about next school year; she gets to go into P1 (kindergarten) instead of staying in preschool. This was a hard decision for me because they start kids in school a year younger here than in the States, but she was ready to move on.
I am feeling third-trimester tired these days, but overall I am doing well. Our new little boy is still growing well. We have another ultrasound next week to confirm that all is well. The doctor anticipates that I will deliver early based on my history, so this new baby will probably arrive around July 8 - 15, even though I'm not due until July 22.
Darren is working hard on his thesis, trying to get as much done as possible before the baby comes. He also has a great opportunity to give a paper at a conference about theology in Galatians on July 11 (pray the baby doesn't come that day).
So, life keeps moving, but in all the craziness, God is faithful!