A little over a week, and we are still pressing on. This whole moving thing has been super-stressful (a little less stressful than having a loved one pass away) amidst the packing, boxes, driving, switching bills over to a new address, making sure we didn't forget important stuff (like our 8-month old son), not to mention trying to transfer the feel of "home" we had in Redding to a smaller home in Salem. Check back soon for pics of our new place (Kara has done an amazing job).
Kara had a couple hard days last week. We knew it would be difficult moving to a new place, but forgot that Kara was moving from involvement in ministry/great friendships/stable home to NOTHING. Literally, she had nothing. There are a couple of women from Salem Alliance that have reached out to her and spent some time with her last week, but it's not the same. Any of you who have moved know what I'm talking about.
Every day it gets better. Every day we meet new people or see another side of the city of Salem and we are encouraged. Every day our roots here in Salem begin to spread and grow deeper. One day, we will look back and remember these first months as we chuckle about how hard it was. But for now, we have to work a little harder at chuckling. For now, we press on.