Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Settling In"

Rebi Anne and Charlie swimming at Nana & G'pa Ricks :)
with Grammy and Nana at the new lake house in WA
Mclemore family on the 4th of July. Our 1st boat ride as a fam :)

I just had to put this on - Thomas LOVES the Mickey Mouse he has been introduced to since being in the states. He now takes the disney characters he has and lines them up in front of the TV when he watches!!! hilarious - we have NO idea where this comes from. He'll organize us for life :)

Oliver with all the babies in AL

Life in these United States...
So while we are here I continually remind myself of Psalm 73
Yet I am always with you, I hold you by my right hand, I guide you with my counsel and afterward I will take you into glory. Who have I in heaven but you and earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever....but as for me it is good to be near God.
Oliver and I have looked at each other countless times and said "what are we doing here"? We are thrilled to be with family and to meet new friends, see old friends. But there is something missing for us - a hole for us. We miss our Hungary - the one filled with culture & old friends, the small adventures of going to the store and looking up words to make sure we know how to communicate. We are still getting use to understanding everyone, all the time. Many people ask us "so, what are you doing here?"...and of course I want to say "I don't know!" But the answer is said above in those Scriptures - we're here to live for Christ and do what pleases Him. For those wondering what we are doing...Oliver is working for his dad & uncle at the farm and will begin subbing at the end of this month. I am still trying to help the kids adjust - trying to keep up with them as they become more and more mobile. We're trying to laugh and not cry. We're having a great time here but like I said, we're still adjusting to the culture & even being married in the states. We take it a day at a time as our heart longs to be "home". But again as the Scripture reminds me "home" is not here and I'll never find it here on earth. It is the longing that I have in my heart that needs to remind me of the "home" that comes when I no longer live. When I get to rejoice with my Savior in Heaven.
Anyway, thank you all for praying. If you remember, please continue to pray :) We do have new numbers now so email us at if you haven't received them yet!!! We'd love to hear from you :)


The Weimer Family said...

I cannot imagine how difficult of an adjustment and transition this is for you, especially with 3 babies! Let's get together soon, just tell me what works for you. I am excited about our little trp to Birmingham! I will keep you and your sweet family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Love reading through your thoughts, Pam. Thinking of you often and praying for your new lives here. May God continue to meet you right where you are and comfort, guide, and give you joy as you follow Him....even when you don't know exactly why/where your going! :) Love you. ~Rebecca

Julie said...

WE MISS YOU TONS... thanks for blogging.. you need to MORE. I want to hear about all your crazy adventures in the south! Please please please, share with us... love to you!!!