Settling In at Home

We have finally moved back in to our home. We are still unpacking boxes and finding places for all our keepsakes from our year in Durham but we are home. One by one we have brought our pets home as well. Our dog Zoe arrived home from Birmingham last week. Mister Sun, our ginger tabby, came home last night. That cat came in the house and looked around, realized exactly where he was and strutted around like he never left. We still have a garden to plant and our backyard hens to collect but we are slowly getting there.

Rob has already been hard at work. He has been setting up meetings and interviews with mission teams for his research portion of his PhD. Today he began his other work as a part time pastor at Morgan’s Chapel in Bon Secour, Alabama.

Next week I will begin setting up my music classroom at the school where I teach. It will be a joy to see my students again as the school year begins in just a few short weeks.

With all of the busyness of life around we still thing often of our friends and places we love in Durham. I have a small copy of the lion head door knocker from the Cathedral door. I hope to hang in soon in our house. I pray that it will be a reminder to our family of the safe sanctuary story. May our house here alway offer the same warmth and hospitality that we found among the people of Northeast England.

I will leave you with a few pictures of life….. till next time







2 responses to “Settling In at Home

  1. Welcome home! It has been a joy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Love, Dawn Bratcher


  2. Beth, So glad to “hear” from you, again. I had missed reading your posts. Glad, too, that you guys are back home. Thank you so much for sharing your year with us. What an experience! Keep us updated as you can.

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