Monday, December 6, 2010

My Monkeys!

Just a few of my favs from the last few weeks:

 Aiden loved watching our first snow out the window.

 Our first snow was just a "dusting," so a quick pic out there didn't require much extra clothing.

 He did not want to take this tie off all morning.

 Thankfully we have 2 of them, so Christopher was able to be in dress code and not take away the fun!

Aiden has been full of giggles and smiles for weeks.

My kitchen helper!

So... What brought you to New Hampshire?

That is a question that we get asked constantly.  Actually, that question always comes after, "Is it hot there?" The short answer to both:  Yes, it's hot, and UNH.

Most of us know that there is more to Texas than its hot.  And there is way more to why we are here than just UNH.  It's true that UNH brought us here, but this is why we knew we were supposed to come:

These 5 "kids" (and Christopher) are the reason we have uprooted everything and moved to frigid New Hampshire. 

It has been very hard, and on days, I have questioned our decision so many times.  Then we met these guys and God reminded me why He brought us here.  Living here means admitting that there are so many people in this area have never even been to a church, let alone heard about Jesus; two things we think everyone does in Texas, even if they don't believe.  But these students are changing that.  They are all leading the fight for Jesus at UNH; changing so many lives as well as our own.

So yes, UNH is how we got here, but not why we came.  By being at UNH, these kids know that Chris' door is always open to talk about school, life, and their spiritual walk; things they may not be able to talk about with their other professors.  They have become a part of our lives. I miss them when we don't see them for awhile, but when they do come, it's a party for the family we haven't seen in awhile. 

There is the long, true answer to why we are here.  Such a small group of people, but still a huge part of our lives. 

A Week's Worth of Thankful...

I know, I am a week behind, but trust me, I have been counting them all.  The one thing that has stuck with me the most. This past week I have been so thankful for the truth of our Lord.  The truth spoken to me, and a group of amazing women, last Wednesday completely changed my week.  I am so grateful for the women in my life that inspire me, that will always hold up the Word of God to me when I am most in need of it, and who make my life so full!