With almost a week under our belt, SIMGo, our training, has been a huge blessing. Your prayers are felt and appreciated.
Our road trip was exactly 12 hours and went exceptionally well.
We arrived and met our family for the next few weeks. It’s quite the experience, to meet people from all over the USA with varied passions and talents, all preparing to be commissioned in different directions. We all live together, with our own bedroom/bathroom and shared kitchen and living areas.
The 21 adults are in classes and meetings each day, while the kids are involved in the SIMKids House. The Littles eat every meal with us as we can pick them up between classes. Though they have done amazingly well, by the time we go to get to have them with us, they are ornery! See Exhibit A below.
I have been a bit haphazard in losing most everything. “Has anyone seen my keys? Where is Little J’s coat? Oh no, I lost my wallet!” Yes, learning more about humility. :)
We have had a few other minor incidents but God has provided. Little A may have stuck a bead up her nose…Okay, she did, but I didn’t freak out because I have never lived with 1 surgeon, 3 doctors, a nurse practitioner and two nurses before.
And then there was the moment with Little J in the tub (water running) and Jon and I were locked out of the room. Little A sat crying on the floor, fully unclothed.
“Little A, can you bring me Mama’s bag?” After some chocolate bribery and a quick call for another key, all was fine. Funny story. Now.
We have some free time every day although spending quality time with the girls, hanging out with the cool people we are living with, and working on assigned projects, time flies!