We have moved to a different state - we are now in Northern Nevada, in the high desert.
How different than Silicon Valley! We went from ambulances and crowded traffic to coyotes and wild horses.
I never thought I'd live in a place where it snowed again, when I left Michigan...but the winters are really mild here.
We've been here nearly a year and a half. Our closest neighbors are Slim (a dark bay retired rodeo horse), Pacman (a palomino cowboy horse in training) and Sprinkles (the goat)
Our closest human neighbors are a retired couple who have two horses.
We're the only people on the street who don't have livestock.
Our "pets" are wild quail.
We moved to this are, in large part, because of a really solid church. I didn't want to ever move to a church that was not explicitly Reformed. We walked into this church and they have five banners in the front with the Five Solas.
It's a "thinking church" and a "preaching church"
and the worship...it had been such a long time since I sang in a church where the congregation overwhelms the folks on the platform. Being surrounded by the people of God, raising their voices together in praise and worship.
Lots of Townsend and Getty, Sovereign Grace...and hymns. By number. From a hymnal.
At first it was so emotional, I cried the whole time (in good tears)
Then, the old hymns...some of them I could only hear in my dad's voice...and I miss him so much.