- my parents, who spontaneously decided we'd need their help this week and suprised us by showing up less than an hour before we did! We're super thankful to have them here to help us settle in.
- classmates to help us unload the truck (Charlie is wrapping up his dissertation under Dr. Block, and Austin is starting with me in the fall. He and his wife, Heather, were here looking for housing and gave up their afternoon to help!). Dr. Block stopped by, too, to officially welcome us to Wheaton and invite us all to dinner at his house that evening.
- a darling house that we're delighted to call home for the next 3 years
Last night we took a break from unpacking to see Lake Michigan. Chicago. Is. Huge. So is Eliana. As you can see, she's now taller than the Sears Tower!
It felt surreal to leave Charlotte and the rich web of relationships we had there. Our hearts are slowly catching up to our new surroundings, and soon this, too, will be home.
I had wondered whether I'd need to change my blog and use something other than "seminarymom." After all, I'm not in seminary anymore. Wheaton is a Graduate School. But God is a God of details, and He provided a house for us on Seminary Avenue so that I could keep my blog as is. I'm still a seminary mom ... my hands are still full ... and so is my heart. I'm delighted to have you join me on this next stage of our journey! Our zip code has changed, but goal is the same: to know God and His Word and to bring Him glory wherever He takes us.