Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Final Approach

I've been thinking about this blog post for a long time. I was trying to come up with a cool aviation metaphor since aviation is what we are getting into, this is what I've come up with... When a pilot is getting ready to land his plane, he goes through a series of turns that take him around the airport and get him lined up with the runway. This is called "The Pattern". The last turn as you get lined up with the runway is called "The Final Approach". (Here comes the metaphor) we are on our final approach! We are in the midst of getting lined up with the runway, getting ready to come in for a landing. Garrett is enrolled in Vincennes University, he starts classes on March 15th in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. This week we packed our little Ford Escape to the gills (literally) with the bare necessities and drove for 11 hours out to Indianapolis, Indiana. It has been amazing to see the Lord's hand in every step of our journey. From little things like Logan sleeping for a good part of the way and being able to work in 3 apartment showings within 2 hours of arriving in Indianapolis to finding the absolute nicest Goodwill store manager EVER! to the big things like finding a beautiful town home in a quiet neighborhood that is only 10 minutes from Garrett's school. You can pray for us though, this is the first time in all of our moves that we are out on our own. While Ukraine was far far away, we still had a team that is like our family and a church that we joined right into. This time we are in a city where we know no one and on Sunday will begin the search for a church family to join. Despite this kind of scary thought, we are at peace knowing that the Lord has lead us here and there is a church family that we will be blessed by and hopefully be a blessing to.