Thanks for the prayers and encouragement. Jenny, River and I arrived into Taylors, South Carolina yesterday, late afternoon and collapsed. The drive was pretty long, and it has been a busy 4 or 5 days. But God has been so good. On either end of the trip, both in Idaho and here in SC, the people of God have overwhelmed us with kindness. Both gifts and help have been very much appreciated.
It’s strange to begin learning our way around a completely different area. New streets, new stores, new culture, etc. Of course this is America, we still have McDonalds and Walmart, but you know, there are still a number of new things to get down. One quick example: apparently here, street names do not necessarily correspond to the street you are driving on. One might drive down several blocks, and paying careful attention to the tiny street name signs on street corners find that one has been on two or three different streets without turning once. Still more mysterious (challenging) is the fact that often if one wants to continue driving on a particular street, one may have to make several turns here and there at sundry intersections in order to “stay” on that street. The road to destruction is broad and wide and many find their way easily, but the road to life is narrow and difficult and often makes many detours and there are few that find it, and even fewer who manage to stay on it.
I did notice that I had accidentally published the same picture of River twice a couple of posts ago. I’ve taken one down, although I really am a proud father and twice proud to be the father of River. Nevertheless, it was inadvertent and so now you’ll just have to wait for a new one.