It’s been a while since my last post and lot has happened in that time – hence the lack of blog entries, I guess.
Let’s see…in the last week and half we’ve:
celebrated Jessica’s birthday on December 9th.
Had her parents here for a weekend visit.
Been invited to join a small group church.
Survived our first snowstorm in Michigan.
Attended Zachary’s first orchestra and choir performance (he did great).
Hired a babysitter for the first time since we’ve been here so we could go Christmas shopping.
So we’ve had a lot going on and on top of all that I started exams this week, so I’ve been studying hard for those. I have four classes this semester all of which had the potential for a final exam.
I learned early in the week that I ended up doing well enough on the Hebrew quizzes throughout the semester to not have to take the final exam so I got exempted from that one. That left three, Bible Survey (which I had this afternoon), Formation for Ministry (Thursday afternoon), and Church History (Friday afternoon). So I’ve got two left.
It’s hard to believe that I’m almost done with my first semester already. So far, this experience has been great. I really feel like this is where I need to be right now. I hope that my experience continues to be positive. So far, I feel like my hard work is paying off and God has been really blessing us here. I continue to pray that our time here will be positive and affirming.
So that’s a bit of an update from here. Zachary and Bethany are finished with school on Friday as well, so we’ve decided to make the trip to the Midwest for the holidays early. We are leaving Sunday afternoon after church and will plan to be there for about a week. It will be nice to have a relaxing time with family and friends on our ‘home turf’.