This week marks a milestone in our life in Uganda. After three grueling months of building, waiting, and yearning for something just out of our reach...we've moved into our new house. October 31st was the big day. Since then, we've been putting things away, organizing, and cleaning the endless clouds of cement dust out of the house. I can't describe to you the freedom I feel in getting out of small quarters and into a living space with breathing room. It's actually given me a renewed motivation and energy for being in Timu. We're not just organizing our stuff...we're organizing how our new life will look with little girls in it. Pray that we would have wisdom and be attuned to the Spirit's leading as we decide how to be involved with community life in Timu.
Before moving in, we had to travel to Kaabong to pick up a bed, couch and chairs for the living room. Calvin did a marvelous job of tying everything down. I didn't do so marvelously at driving us back to Timu, but we made it safe and sound.
Poor Mary Jane had to ride in the back on the mattress with the girls. The girls didn't think it was such a tragedy though.
A shot from the girls' room looking out into the kitchen/dining area. We love having all the open space.
The girls in their new bed...the first that either of them has ever called their own.
The girls are enjoying all the extra space as well. They're playing house under these chairs. For the first few days, they kept walking around the new house saying, "We're so excited."
I used to have plastic boxes filled with all our food. No more! Now I have cupboards in which to put things away.