A week ago today, we pulled out of Sherbrooke and drove the two hours north to Québec.
Our apartment is slowly starting to feel like home (thanks to IKEA and some homemade muffins) but the boxes in our living room are preventing us from really settling. The unease that accompanies a move is manifesting itself differently in all of us, so here are some person-specific updates, followed by a family prayer request.
Hudson has been wanting to be close to me more and more. Yesterday at IKEA, he wanted me to carry him around while he played with my hair. It was very sweet, but his uncertainty about our new home has made him extra snuggly… even when it isn’t necessarily a good time for snuggles.
Clara, who is usually quite the peacemaker in our home, has been the instigator this week. It’s nothing big – just not wanting to hold hands at meal time prayers or randomly poking her siblings over and over.
Ruth has been expressing a lot of fear lately: fear of being in a new place, fear of new people, fear of faith-related things. The fear has expressed itself in anger and frustration more than anything.
Allen and I are tired but encouraged. Our team here is amazing and we are so thankful for each of them. Other than allergies, our family is healthy. But we’re feeling so much uncertainty ourselves about how to help guide our kids through this change.
As a family, pray for peace in our home. Pray that God’s Spirit will be evident in and around us. Pray for wisdom in our interactions with each other and our kids. Pray for success in the things lined up this week (registering the Jeep here, navigating Internet hookups, having our fridge delivered), especially since they’ll all take place in French.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV