That’s a great idea! The military life is definitely its own beast and presents particular challenges. We are happy to help and support however we can.
We moved into our NJ home on June 29th. So yeah…we kinda just got here. We do have a nice community of neighbors and kiddos on our street–we chose to live on base this assignment because of the demands of my husband’s job. Short commute and pretty much instant community. We left a wonderful Catholic community in Williamsburg, VA though….so….we are now trying to build our Catholic community here which is obviously NOT ideal during a pandemic situation. Needless to say, we are thankful for THIS messy family neighborhood where geography doesn’t matter 😉
It’s a challenge finding OUR people after every move–but I’m praying for guidance and connection. God answered! When we were waiting for our house to become available, we lived in the temporary living facility (TLF). We used to walk the nearby neighborhood in the evenings, and there was a home that had a picture of the Divine Mercy in the window. I prayed that we would somehow meet that family. And IT HAPPENED! We only had a night or two left in the TLF, and as I was chatting with another family on their front lawn after a walk, the Divine Mercy family (as I call them) walked by. I recognized one of their kids and just decided to ask, “Are you the family with Divine Mercy picture in your window?” They got the biggest kick out of the fact that I prayed to meet them! Their daughter is going to babysit for us tomorrow night! WOOT WOOT! So, it’s a start. God has put three words on my heart during our time in NJ: Mission (especially in our own homes), Witness, and Desert.
We can just picture the camping story–thanks for sharing, haha. Eric and I were laughing at that one! We aren’t hard core campers…but we do enjoy the outdoors and like to give our kids the experience–especially if we camp with other crazy camping families. Memories indeed 🙂
“See” you all Friday night!