On October 2013, we arrived at our new home in Lulu, FL. We were warmly welcomed by the resident mosquitoes, as you can see from poor Jack's dirty face and swollen eye.
Miles is four here! He hardly remembers Idyllwild. Two years is a long time to be gone for a four- or five-year-old.Presbyterian Church in Lake Butler.
Of everything that I lost when we moved, this was one of the hardest. I missed my kids desperately. I love homeschooling. I prayed and prayed about it, and eventually felt like I was submitting to something I did not want to do. Bowden and Jack ended up having teachers that were just not very good. Lucy and Miles' teachers were excellent.
I had to adjust to being part of a city- Idyllwild is a tight-knit community. We now lived in a little, tiny town, but everything we did- school, library, shopping- was done in Lake City, ten miles away. the community of Lulu is very loosely connected by history, and more closely connected by genetics, and we share neither.
We came because we felt called to come. We remain because we believe that this is the place that God wants us to be right now. There isn't anything I want more than to be where He wants me.