Saturday, February 05, 2011

Our Last Week in Louisville

I can't believe it's already been a week since we moved to Michigan! Our friends in Louisville did a great job of making our last week special and our friends in Michigan gave us a nice warm welcome upon our return.
Here is our last week in Louisville in a nutshell:
(Ben worked every single day, including the day we loaded the truck!)

Saturday, January 22 - Our friends, James and Lisa, have us over for dinner for one last evening of being together.

Sunday, January 23 - We go to church and Ben teaches our ABF class for the last time. We go out to lunch with our friends, Sharon, Jennifer and Mark and all the children. That evening our friends threw us a going away party. It was so special! They presented us with a large framed collage of pictures of several of our activities together over the last few years. Then they signed the mat around the frame and wrote kind notes of encouragement.

Monday, January 24 - I watched Will for the last time. We went to McDonald's to let the kids play in the play land together and spent the rest of the day packing. Our friend, Sharon provided us with a meal for dinner.

Tuesday, January 25 - last doctor appointment and hair appointment, more packing and dinner with the LaFleur family.

Wednesday, January 26 - Our last family breakfast at Chick-Fil-A (for free, of course). We continued to pack. Our friends, Tyler and Rebecca, had us over for dinner.

Thursday, January 27 - Packing, packing and more packing. Our friends Mike and Manda treated us to a dinner of pizza and bread sticks. That night Ben stayed at the apartment to get more work done while the kids and I spent the night at our friend's house, Daniel and Sharon. We put the kids to bed and several of the women from our church came over for a late night of chatting and snacking. I'll miss those girls!

Friday, January 28 - My friend, Sharon watched my kids ALL day while another friend, Jennifer, spent 12 hours with me packing and cleaning my apartment. What a blessing! That afternoon my father-in-law, brother-in-law, Andrew, and Phil arrived from Michigan to help us load the truck and move us to Michigan. We also had other friends give a helping hand: Kyle, Greg, and David. We ended up back at Daniel and Sharon's house around midnight. What a long day!

Saturday, January 29 - We said one last goodbye before getting into our vehicles to head north. We arrive in Michigan where Ben, his dad, Andrew, Michael, Phil, Chris, Jon, Heather, Mark, Lynn, Debby, my Dad, Jeff and Kim help us unload our belongings into our new home. Heather provided dinner for everyone. She also, along with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and Lynn stocked our refrigerator and pantry full of grocery items. They even put a few meals in our freezer. What a blessing!!!

It was so neat to see family and friends and the Body of Christ come together to minister to us and help us in more ways then we could have imagined. Thank you to everyone who gave a helping hand!


christina said...

welcome back! what a neat story of God's goodness shown through the love of believers. the meals and groceries alone would have brought me to tears. that can be such a stress on moms. if you ever get down toward detroit be sure and stop by!

Alicia said...

WOW. God has certainly blessed you with some terrific friends! Or, as a friend of mine says, Christian friends are our "forever family" since they in the family of God with us! Hope your transition to Michigan goes smoothly. How'd I miss your posting about moving? Did your hubby get a job up there?

Sharon said...

Can't believe it but it made me cry to read. Wish you were all still here with us in Louisville! Still can't get over that this trip to Michigan was to move there not just to spend a week or two.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!! It is nice to have you close to home again. I was just thinking today about how I need to take you and Kim out for a "date" night. Okay, so you are both married now so I can't call it a "date" night, but you know what I mean.
Love, Dad