Soon after we arrived home, Jason flew to Washington, DC, for a meeting with the Chaplaincy Board, in hopes of being selected as a Chaplain in the Navy.
We also enjoyed a GREAT visit with some friends from Virginia while they were traveling back from Maine. It was GREAT to sit down and have some coffee and conversation with them!!
This month saw the last two weeks of summer camp at Pineshore, Katherine taking part in Starbase Flight Week, and Leah going away to the Summer Stars program, as well as marching band uniform fittings, and a visit with a friend from college days!!
Katherine started 6th grade, and Leah moved into 8th grade.
We also learned in August that Jason was NOT accepted for the Chaplaincy, which was disappointing, but we KNOW that God has a plan. We are waiting to see what He has in store.
In September, we all adjusted to the school routine, while still enjoying the comfortable temperatures and changing colors.
October saw a LOT of changes.
Frances unexpected came home for the school year, which meant a rearrangement of bedrooms, and the acquisition of some more furniture, as well as jobs for her at Chick-fil-A and Lindt, and starting online classes through Liberty University Online.
Then in late October, my maternal grandmother passed away, and I made a trip to South Carolina. While there, I finished cleaning out Frances' dorm room, and packed up her car to drive back to Massachusetts.
While in the area, I was able to catch up with a couple of friends...one from high school days, and one from college. After some relaxing time with them, I left to drive back to Massachusetts.
We also celebrated Heather's 18th birthday on the 25th. She and a group of friends enjoyed an afternoon of bowling at the alley on base, and came back to the house for movies and pizza afterwards.
After a year in Massachusetts, I am starting to feel more balanced, not so much out-of-place. We celebrated another round of the holidays without Jon here, which makes me sad, and we're far away from the rest of the family, which is always hard. But we know that God is working, and we are where He wants us to be, so we're attempting to bloom where we're planted.
Thank you to all who have prayed for us this year. Please don't stop. We don't know what the future holds, but are reassured that our God definitely holds our future in His very capable hands.