Friday, June 22, 2012

Life keeps moving...

So much has happened in the last month. It really is time for a good family update.

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.
In other news, the kids are doing great. Joshua just received a special award of merit for his hard work and outstanding attitude at school this last year (proud mom has to brag a little), only two were given in his class.

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!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for the update. Congrats to Darren. And whew, you guys sounds like you've had a lot going on...we can empathize! Sorry you have to move at a not such great time and sorry you won't get back to the US when you had hoped (can understand how sad that must be in many ways!) but, I think you are right, it is just a few more months and it is a fabulous opportunity. Keep us posted!

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  2. So thankful for the opportunity for Darren! Congrats to Joshua!! You'll be in our thoughts as you move right before due date. We'll be praying for you as baby boy makes his arrival. Hope to see you in the Pacific Northwest some day.

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  3. Good job Christy in staying courageous and strong during these times and Praise God He is most definitely faithful and wonderful in how He works! Love you all

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