Just a quick note to thank you all for your prayers during our move and to let you know we're over the hardest part.
Moving house went very well, though exhausting both physically and mentally. We're about 90% unpacked after four sleeps in our new home and feeling quite satisfied even amidst the groaning from aching muscles and bones.
A sense of 'home' is already filling our hearts and gratitude overflows because the Lord has carried us thus far with much grace and provision. We could not have done this without Him.
Just for normality I christened the new oven with a roast lamb dinner on Saturday night and made pasta and sauce the following night to try out the gas stove-top.
Yesterday (Monday) I baked a fresh batch of fruity rock cakes to have with our cuppas, but then by mid afternoon my body wound right down and a lack of adrenaline told me there'd be no more cooking, unpacking or cleaning for the rest of the day so Mr E and I opted for take-out chicken and an early night instead.
My beloved has worked like a Trojan, but always stops to check if I'm okay and encourages me to slow down and 'breathe'. How blessed I am to be his wife.
Another few days and I'll share some photos. Some things probably won't stay in the same place as I have them now but over time, as we become more acquainted with these new surrounds, it will become clear what needs to go where, and why.
The new design above is one of the patterns inside October's issue of The Stitchery Club.
As I sit here at my desk, looking around at our familiar things in these unfamiliar surrounds, it's not difficult to find a reason to smile.
May you be blessed with your own reason to smile today.
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