Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fall Is In the Air

As I'm typing this fairly late Saturday night, Hamp is watching yet another college football game in the background. Yes, the season has begun and fortunately, it's something we enjoy together. In fact, we hosted a gathering this afternoon for some fellow displaced Georgians and tried to cheer the Georgia Bulldogs to victory. It was not meant to be, but our Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets did win earlier in the day.

We're actually a split household with most of us cheering for both teams since they're in separate conferences...until Thanksgiving weekend when they play each other. That game finds Michael cheering alone for UGA and for the first time in many years, he was on the losing end last year. We'll all be together in Orlando for Thanksgiving for the big game and we're looking forward to the family rivalry.

I have a funny picture to share with you from this afternoon. We decided to have some fun with Ellis since we watched the game together instead of going to the Saturday afternoon church service. This was the posed result we emailed to him. Don't worry - we'll all be there in the morning!

The beginning of the week was beautiful here with lower temperatures and a cool breeze. We opened the windows and had a very happy Kit until it finally started warming up and we had to close them again.

Last night there was a full moon and Hamp and I went for a walk. I tried to take some pictures, but I waited until it was too dark to get great results. But you can get an idea of how bright the moon was from a couple of them.

I did want to let you know that it looks like we'll be in Baltimore for at least another year. Hamp's company is beginning to come together well and our only question now is whether we'll change apartments. We've pretty much ruled out changing locations within the city, but if we could get an extra bathroom for what we're paying now and just have to move within our same complex, we might consider it...maybe.

I'm feeling more settled and in a little bit of a routine as I get used to working 3 days a week. I will be juggling out of town visitors and already planned trips in the near future, but the job is a flexible situation which is helpful for everyone involved.

There are still days that I wonder how I ended up in Baltimore and some days I feel very comfortable. While it's not how I like to live, I think feeling unsettled and uncomfortable is a good thing for me and causes me to depend on God faster than I would otherwise.

Before I call it a night, I wanted you to see the picture on this card with the little girl in her wonderment experiencing the rain. The sentiment on it didn't scan, so I have to write it out. As I read it, I realize it expresses perfectly the hope wakening in my heart for all that lies ahead as one season is ending and a new one waits expectantly to begin.

"Then, when it seems we will never smile again, life comes back."

1 comment:

Erin said...

Glad to hear/see that you're doing well and starting to adjust more to Baltimore. Moving away is one of the hardest things I have done, yet in turn, it has changed my life for the better. God has a funny way of making us grow, and most often, He takes us out of our comfort zone.