We have arrived in the midwest. We flew out of Burbank, California on Monday afternoon, we had a quick layover in Dallas and arrived in Indianapolis around 10:00 pm. We then drove from Indy to Fort Wayne and arrived at our house around 1:00 am Tuesday morning. Brantley fell asleep while we were boarding in Burbank and napped for over 2 hours. Braegan also napped on our first flight. We are very fortunate that our kids are accustomed to air travel at such a young age. Braegan enjoyed seeing all the different face masks that people were wearing. It took Brantley a little while to get used to me wearing a mask since we haven’t ventured out I haven’t had to wear one while having him at the same time.
We are still adjusting to the 3 hour time change from the west coast, but we are unpacked and settled in. We are currently living in Grabill, Indiana in a house that hosts missionary families. We were hosted by the same church last summer when we were stateside for Brantley’s delivery. It’s a peaceful town where Amish buggies pass by frequently.
Braegan’s best friend lives across the street too, so life can’t get much better. Last night she spent some time at her friend’s house running through the sprinkler, eating taco salad and celebrating a belated birthday (from February). Since we were originally to have visited in March, Braegan had requested an avocado cake.
Last night Brantley slept in his own room for the first time since he was born. He went down at 9:00 pm and woke 4 times throughout the night and then woke up this morning at 9:30 am to begin his day. This was encouraging, and we are hopeful that each night will get a little better. He’s on the move constantly following his sister around. Braegan loves playing with him and making him laugh. He’s been saying “mama” and signing “more” consistently. Tomorrow he has his echocardiogram, and next week he has his 10 month check up and we will get him caught up on his immunizations. We originally had all of our medical appointments scheduled for March, but with COVID we had to get them rescheduled.
Jeff has been organizing his tackle box and is eager to get fishing again. He needs to renew his Indiana fishing license. He is also in the process of applying to do food delivery through Uber Eats or something like that during his down time.
I am enjoying the quiet time in Grabill, when we stayed her last summer it was like a retreat. I love having the windows open and listening to the birds chirp. With everything that is going on in the world today, it is a nice contrast. Our last few days in LA the news was on quite a bit and my heart breaks for the hurt in our nation. We are praying for peace and justice and trusting that God continues to guide us each step of the way.
Ways you can be praying for us:
-discernment in the days ahead
-quality family time
-connecting with friends