Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Little Things

Last night Evanna brought me to tears. The kind that come from such a deep part of your heart because it was touched with love. Being a stay-at-home mom, I am very rarely away from her and sometimes I wonder if she even notices when I'm gone because she absolutely loves socializing with other people. Well, last night I went to a ladies Bible group and left Evanna with Zach for only a few hours. I was expecting her to be asleep in bed by the time I got home and was somewhat displeased when I saw her still awake being rocked by Zach. That displeasure was soon turned completely around. When she caught sight of me the biggest smile spread across her face as she immediately reached out for me. This never happens so it was even more surprising when she wrapped her little arms around my neck and pulled me close. She also kept resting her head on my shoulder in between giving me big slobbery kisses. I didn't even know she was capable of showing such affection. The memory that was created in that moment will forever be ingrained on my heart.

On another note, Zach has completed his interview and physical fitness test for CBP. It will take at least a month to know how he did so now it's just a waiting game to find out if he passed everything. If he passes then we will have to wait for the background check and then an official offer. There is no telling how long all of this will take so we are just positioning our hearts to be willing to be obedient to whatever God opens. We do however have a very good feeling about it and I personally cannot see any reason why he would not be hired.

My little girl at almost 2 weeks old

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Time is such a funny thing, it goes so fast it seems to just slip through your fingers and yet in goes so slow making you feel as if things will never change. My goal was to post at least once a week and I did a pretty good job for about a month and then time just got away from me. Zach and I were hoping to find a new apartment or a house to rent but in the end where we are is where we are meant to be so a lot of time was wasted searching like mad. I was able to spend two weeks in GA with my family when my sister went into labor early which is so crazy because it seems like just yesterday she was announcing her pregnancy. Now I have been home for almost 3 weeks and it seems like I am still trying to get back into the swing of things. Time seriously feels like it speeds up and slows down. Our newest development has to do with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Zach applied to be a CBP officer about a year ago and we just got an e-mail letting us know that he has been tentatively selected for the North East region and is now following the process of being interviewed, passing a medical exam, and a physical fitness test. Once he completes those steps, which will be by the end of this month, they will start a background check that will take quite a few months. It has taken all this time just to hear something and now in just a matter of months we could be facing a huge move up into the New England area. God's timing is so interesting it takes a lot of patience but it also takes a willingness to trust at a moments notice. Well, just thought I would share real quick about what has been going on in our lives. I hope to be more consistent and will definitely be updating any further developments.