My blog posting has been far too sporadic. Partly because life has been intensely crazy for us over the last several months, and partly because I struggle with wondering if my thoughts are worth hearing. I’ll start with an update on the craziness that is the Kohl Family’s life, going back to May….
The beginning of May found our family in the throws of final paper writing, including Caleb’s 30 page thesis on the Lord’s Supper. It was an intense time and we both felt like we were living to make it through, sitting at our computers typing and eating, sleeping on occasion. But God was faithful through it all, and we made it through that phase…and on May 7th Caleb officially graduated with his Master’s degree.
Over the following week we spent time packing and saying goodbye to dear friends and preparing for a wedding.
May 14th was Renee and Leo’s wedding!
And May 15th, we headed back home to Indiana.
Since then, we have been trying to settle into a new (though temporary) routine. Caleb is working with my cousin doing home remodeling type stuff (which he is absolutely loving!), and I have the immense privilege of staying home with Viola. I absolutely adore the time I get to spend with her, loving on her, playing with her, watching her grow, and just enjoying her toddlerness. (yes, I just created that word.)
In addition to all of that, we have been working on planning for the future. Last week we had our second interview with churches in Ft. Wayne. We are very excited for the possibilities in this position and hope to hear in the next week or so if we are approved. (Prayers welcome on this! Specifically that it would be approved by National Headquarters.) Speaking of the future, we have also been preparing and getting VERY excited for baby number 2!! More to come on that in a couple of weeks when we have our big Ultrasound and have the big reveal!
On the subject of not knowing what to write/wondering if my thoughts are worth reading, I have decided to give a purpose to my blog. One thing I love is taking pictures and as I was wondering around the Internet, I found this website that inspired me. So now I have a new project…30 days of Gratitude. Each day I will blog about something I am grateful for and take a picture of it. I’m very excited about this project, so remember to follow along right here on my blog. (I will start this project tomorrow as I have already produced quite a lengthy blog for today.)
So there’s the update on the Kohl’s in a nutshell. More to come soon as these things in our life are progressing quite quickly (and excitingly!)