After a Week

Some of you have noticed that I haven’t written in a while. Some of you have even written to ask me to write….well it was my mom and mother-in-law! So I finally have a free moment that is accompanied by the energy to write…

So we’re at home in Paris…well, it feels like home, but it’s not anymore. We sit at the same cafés, see the same friends, eat at the same restaurants, and walk the same streets, but this is not home anymore…regardless of whether or not it feels like it.  It’s really strange for such a strange place to feel so normal. It’s also weird to be here and feel this way, yet know that our decision to leave was what was best for us. (The stuff we’re dealing with in the meantime is getting to a place that no other time could)

We have really loved being back in Europe. There’s just something about it that we love. I wait with eager expectation to see how God is going to use us here in the future.

Many of you know that we’ve had to move a bunch of stuff while we’re here. That has pretty much consumed my time and my thoughts for the last 5 days. After we brought our stuff into the city, things became a lot more complicated than I thought it would be. Frank and Dawn (and the kids) have been so gracious for letting us pile our stuff in their living room…and work in there every day sorting it! The shippers will hopefully come get it tomorrow…if not, I don’t know what we’ll do. (pray that they come!)

I’ll write more as I have time…thanks for keeping up with us…if anyone other than my mom and mom-in-law are!

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  1. Mary DeMuth on January 31, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Hey, keep me updated too. Tell Jen I’m praying for her sickness.


  2. Amy Ginther on January 31, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I’m keeping up with you! Well, I check in every day to see if there is any news to keep up with anyway…I am glad you are finding some ways to enjoy this time. Part of me is SO jealous that you guys have these spots all over the world that feel like home to you. But none-the-less I appreciate my very very deeply embedded NW roots! You guys travel, find the little pieces of paradise and let me know where to visit when we sent the kids off to college! Bryce and I are so excited for whatever amount of time you call Portland home…

    I hope things work out with all the shipping. I’ll see you in a couple weeks! YAY!!!

  3. Jeff Galley on February 1, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Hey Justin, you’re on my RSS reader list so I keep up with your blog! We need to catch up man, I’m eager to hear about the happennings in your life since we talked in Paris over the summer. Lot’s of changes on my end too! Tell Jen hello. If you travel through TX stop by.


  4. Christine on February 1, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Oh Yikes! I feel like the meddling mother-in-law! I AM glad you posted though Justin….

  5. Justin on February 1, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Christine – certainly not the meddler! i’m glad you like to read my ramblings!

    Jeff – Great to hear from you! I’ve now added you to my rss feed!

    Amy – You crack me up and you know you’re going to live in Europe with us one day!

    Mary – Great to hear from you…Jen is feeling better!

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