Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Home

We have made it our new home in Nampa, ID. We've been here for about a week and since we have arrived we have obviously experienced a lot of "firsts". This is our "first" home after school. When Zach and i married, we lived in his parents' basement for a couple months till we moved down to TX for school. For 2.5 yrs we lived in Married Student Housing, i worked at Starbucks, and Zach worked at the school part-time and went to school full-time. We were blessed with our son Levi November 2009, and as we look back, we realize just how loved and blessed we were by our church and friends who supported us. 

Anyways, Zach is working for Valley Air Photos as a camera operator, mechanic, and pilot. The Lord prepared Zach for this job through his first jobs as a tax surveyor studying maps, as a land surveyor for oil companies with a friend, and because of his interest in photography. And as far as i can tell, even though it was a tough decision and we knew we would be a sacrifice to be away from family and live on a tight budget, we also know the Lord is more faithful than we can imagine and he loves when His children trust in Him. A scripture that the Lord had given Zach and i when we were maturing in our relationship before marriage that we used in our wedding were 
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding; 
in all your ways submit to him,
   and he will make your paths straight.

 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
   fear the LORD and shun evil."

Proverbs 3:5-7 
and the communion song at our wedding was "Walk by Faith" by Jeremy Camp. Yes, we know he wrote the song after the death of his first wife and how he trusted the Lord through the healing process, but Zach and i chose it because we wanted to dedicate our marriage as a walk by faith in our Lord.

Levi is almost 16 months, and when we set up his room, we also put up his "big boy toddler bed". New house, new bed. He is doing pretty well.
i have stopped working at Starbucks and am praying for an added income as whatever the Lord brings. Maybe even go back to school for something. i don't know what else i want to do or be, but i am glad that i have the opportunity to be a full-time mom and wife.