September was quite the eventful month! We moved to our sending organizations home office and began orientation. In a lot of ways its like being in college again. Mornings are class for both of us and we’re really enjoying it and learning so many things. Baby S tags along while K plays with one of the girls who also live here. In the afternoon M does a job on campus (mostly minor repairs or mowing the lawn) and I get to just be mommy to my little ones. Evenings are spent together with everyone (about 60 or us) eating dinner in the dining hall and a before bedtime trip to the playground (and what a fine new playground it is).
Things were going great and then the unexpected happened. We totaled our car. Thank God that everyone was more or less ok and the little ones were totally fine! S stopped crying as soon as he was taken out of his car seat and promptly began smiling at everyone who topped to help. I got to go on my first ambulance ride and my face was a mess but it has healed up so nicely. I have a little scar in the middle of my head but even that is fading quickly!
On a good note we are getting by without a car. We have been able to borrow another family’s extra car to get to church on Sundays and to take K to AWANA once a week and there have been a multitude of kind volunteers who drove me to doctor appointments and still pick up the occasional item at the store. And everything seems to be falling into place for our longterm trip overseas. We wouldn’t have needed our car for much longer anyway!