Life has calmed down for us, in many ways, as we have settled into a routine here in our little farmhouse in Michigan. Conrad took a full-time teaching position in the local high school, and I am working part time in the high school and part time in an optometry practice. Even though we are both working full-time, life somehow feels slower than it has in many years. We aren’t running our kids to extra-curricular events, we don’t have meetings taking up our evenings, and our social life remains pretty quiet. This has been a good season of rest and recovery for us as we’ve worked through our grief and confusion surrounding our change of plans regarding Thailand.
So, what have we been up to?
We’ve enjoyed warmer temperatures and plenty of outdoor time:
We are still uncertain about what the next steps are for our family. As much as we’re enjoying our time in Michigan, we’re not sure that this is where we’ll stay long term. We have a couple of conversations going on behind the scenes that have us feeling hopeful and excited. Perhaps I’ll have some good news to share with you soon.
In the meantime, thanks for reading our very sporadic writings, and thanks for caring for our family through this time of transition.