Thursday, January 21, 2010

Welcome Home Salamy Family!

We are moved in to our new house and we now have phone, TV, and internet so we can stay connected with the rest of the world.

We had hoped we would find a neighborhood with kids.  On Monday we had two 5th grade girls come by with their mothers to welcome us.  This morning Jacob rode the bus for the first time and there were 10 middle school boys at his bus stop (which happens to be right in front of our house).

We have had three different neighbors bring us brownies, cookies, and banana bread.  One of them told us that our house had been used for several neighborhood functions because of the large deck in the back.  I hope we will be able to continue using it for that.  We are praying that this house will be a place of hope and peace.  I set the butterfly tree  up yesterday in our entryway so it will be the first thing people see when they come in.

Will and Audra are now car riders since we moved out of their school district.  Will said he likes getting to stay in the classroom a little later.  He told me that yesterday he was playing football with a couple of kids after school.  He said, "One of the boys jumped over a desk and the teacher doesn't even care if you do that after school.  So I jumped over a desk too.  And it felt like freedom Mom."

Hope you feel free to jump today!

1 comment:

polly's path said...

So glad you are enjoying the exciting side of moving!!! (and remembering you in prayer as you remember how you got to this point/place in your life.)

I just had a similar converstaion with my kid this morning about how she loves staying after school because "the teachers are much nicer then, mom! Because, they don't have to put the fear of God in us then like they do in class!"