When I woke up today a reminder on my phone states we were to fly back to London today. I nearly jumped out of my skin! After the moment of panic passed, I was numbed by the reality of the many changes that have come into our lives in the past 2 months.
I still remember crying while running one morning in London as I realized there was a chance we’d not be returning. Though I still have moments of missing our friends and life in London, I cannot stop praising God for the redemptive experience we’ve had of returning to a home, a school and friends for Blake, the prospect of me returning to the workplace (a longing of mine for a few years now), and Blue Door’s projects in Europe continuing to expand!
Looking back (that’s always the clearest view, isn’t it?) we see that being based in the US for now will allow much more stability for our family structure while Chris continues travel to Europe from time to time to check in on and expand our relationships and projects with various churches.
A stipulation of our visa while living in the UK was that we could not seek employment. We are forever grateful to those of you helped provide for our family. We will continue raising funds and need support. However, Dana plans to begin work soon as a means of allowing any funds we raise to go toward Chris’s travel expenses and funding the projects we’re directly involved with.
I’ll update you tomorrow as to the plans in place for Chris’s trip to Europe this month!