September 29, 2008

Settling In

Hello all! Yes, it has been a long time since I have posted. It has not been because I do not have anything to write about, if anything, it would be that I have too much to write about and not enough time to write about it all. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that slowly we are settling in to our new home. The boxes that need to be unpacked are dwindling, thankfully. There is still some work to do, but it is a lot more manageable than it was when we started.

Things are going well here for me. Before I finished getting checked in to Fort Hood I was called upon to do ministry. I had a soldier that was killed in a house fire. It was and is very tragic. Fortunately, I was able to do some of what God has called me to do in the Army. So from the beginning, I have been off and running.

Laura has been working hard around the house. Daily we spend hours going through boxes and putting things away. Laura has done a beautiful job of making a house a home. Even with all this unpacking she has still been cooking!! It is so good to have her meals again instead of having to eat out every meal. I am so blessed!

Victoria is so ready to start school. Yes, she is ready. Normally we start at the middle of August but since we have had so much going on we will be starting on September 28. One of the reasons Victoria is excited is she and another Chaplain's daughter will be taking some classes together.

Well, it is getting late and I have a long day tomorrow. I will leave you with some things you can pray about if the Holy Spirit prompts you.

  • For our family as we transition into a new rhythm of life. (Especially Victoria)
  • The soldiers God has given me. (I have about 400 now, but will have more than 600 when we deploy.)
  • For me, that God would glorify himself through my service.
  • That God would lead us to the church where we are to be a part.

May God bless you and keep you!

September 3, 2008

More Hurry Up and Less Wait!

Well, I am graduating a day early. We were told this morning that our graduation was moved up because of the uncertainty of Hurricane Hannah. Therefore, it is one of the few times in the Army that I will experience more hurry up and less wait.

All is going well otherwise. After graduation tomorrow we will start our journey west. We will have to spend some time loading all our stuff before we shove off. In a matter of a few days, after 35 1/2 years, I will live in a different time zone. I am excited. I can stay up and watch the late news and still get in bed before 11! I know, it is weird to be excited about this. What can I say?

Well, I am off, I have to get ready for our Banquet and for the long/short day tomorrow.