Tomorrow is THE day.
The day the boys start a new school in our new town.
They will ride a school bus for the firs time, they will have the opportunity to take drama and band and shop. Opportunities that they didn’t have before.
Of course there will be new challenges as well.
New friends, new buildings, new teachers, new pecking orders, new routines.
But this is a decision that we all feel good about.
The time has come for us to Be ALL Here. For us to dig into the community in which we have been planted, and to put down new roots.
For us, last year was what they call in football, a “rebuilding year.”
We moved, we moved again. We joined a new church, I started a new job, we lived in remodeling chaos, most of our belongings were in storage, and the boys commuted to school each day, sometimes being gone up to twelve hours a day.
But now, well, now most of the big remodeling work is done. Now we are settled into the job and the church and the house.
Now it is time to settle into our community, going a little deeper in our attempt to follow one of our families values to “Dig In,” as inspired by the Rule of St. Benedict, and the vow of Stability, and this verse from Jeremiah 29: 7 “Make yourselves at home there and work for the country’s welfare.
So tomorrow we will make ourselves a little more at home here. The boys will start a new school and we will all start a new season of life, together.