Thanks for hanging in there. I really hate that the most interesting times of life are often the most hectic, hence not allowing for a ton of extra blogging time. The last month really has been full of many blessings, memories, ups, and downs, and as much as possible, I’ll try to regurgitate some of those things for you here.
We got back to America on August 11th. We were so excited. In JFK Airport in New York, I ate deep dish pizza, drank a Jamba Juice, and froze to pure enjoyment from the cranked AC. America welcomed us home in fashion. Two days after our arrival, I interviewed for a job I really wanted at Goodwill Industries in Denver, and found out about two weeks later that I didn’t get it.
In the meantime, our good friend Flo made the jump across the pond from Lauf to Denver, and we had the joy of hosting him for 2 and a half weeks. It was his first time on American soil, so it was fun to rediscover our home as he was seeing it for the first time. There is so much excitement, wonder, and pleasure in exploring a new country. To me, this is one of the privileges of living in the West. There is much to discover if you choose to foster the spirit of a pioneer. So with Flo, we did a lot of fun stuff. We explored Downtown Denver, Ultimate Frisbee @ City Park, Pearl Street and the Hill in Boulder, Chataqua, Boulder Canyon & Falls, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Coors Field, midnight bike rides through Broomfield, and of course, the glories of American shopping malls. Needless to say, Flo bought an extra SD card for his camera.
For the last few days of Flo’s stay, Carolyn and I really refocused, and began to pursue jobs with new gusto and motivation. We both applied, cleaned up our résumés, interviewed, and were denied by a few different potential employers. A few of these jobs would have been really great (or so we think), but throughout this entire process, we continue to remind one another that the LORD is good, and that he will not abandon us.
I believe on Flo’s last day here, I interviewed with the Apple Store at a local Mall, and hopefully that is going to work out. It would be a part time position, which would allow me to pursue substitute teaching as well, which would be a great experience for me as well. All shall work out as it’s supposed to, I trust that for sure.
Other than jobs, it’s just been great to be home. We have enjoyed the endless Colorado sunshine, family, hiking, reconnecting with old friends, meeting new friends, and receiving quality customer service again after three years of Germanitude.
If you are reading this, please know that you are probably in our thoughts, and that we will continue to keep you posted as we get more and more settled into our new home here. Thank you for your prayers and support!
Talk to you soon!