Ben & I went to Texas for about 10 days, starting June 17th---in the mix we had 2 weddings to attend in Dallas, family to see in Ft. Worth, and house hunting..
The trip started off with some minor setbacks---but hey, trials are refining. We had been driving from Florida to TX for nearly 9 hours and were only 3 hours from our first destination in Fort Worth. We were having a grand ol' time in the car listening to Narnia---I think it was Prince Caspian--- when we blew a tire. Not gonna lie---it was sooo frustrating at the time. The sun was going down, we were ill prepared, and we were just 30 minutes from the Texas border. Thankfully road side assistance came to our aid & we were able to stay at a base nearby for the night. It was definitely a chaotic situation at the time, but the Lord really did protect & provide for us--having a base nearby was a HUGE blessing---we were able to get all new tires the next day to ensure that didn't happen again.
In Texas, the Lord really provided some wonderful people to help us find a place to live. We weren't expecting it to be very difficult to find a place to rent in the town, but as we began to explore the town we discovered that there weren't many rentals, and those that did pop up, were quickly claimed. It is also hard to determine where you are going to live when you don't really know the area. Thankfully, the pastor of the church we visited offered to tour us around town one day to help us look for rentals! Seriously, it was amazing---talk about God's love in action through his people. He, his wife & an elder really ministered to us through their servant hearts that day, and to top the day off, we actually did find a house to rent while we were with them! It's in a great area that is very military friendly so we are super excited about that!
To put an end to a great trip we got to see my sweet friend Kyndall get married in such a God honoring wedding & reception---it was sooo beautiful & such an wonderful privilege to be a part of! I wish I had pictures to post, but unfortunately I mooched off of other people's cameras the entire trip, so I will have to nab some of their photos later!
Ben & I are pretty exhausted from our traveling---its hard to comprehend packing ourselves up & making that long trip a second time, but I guess that's what has got to happen. We are excited, but are looking forward to having the moving part behind us!