It has been 5 months since we have moved on this side of town and I feel like we are finally establishing relationships! It has been a lot harder than I imagined that it would be, but I am blessed by the new friendships. If you remember the neighbor that I met on a walk one morning, we keep in touch almost every day. She is having her little boy this Thursday so we will have lots of notes to compare since she has a 17 month old as well. Last Friday, a couple from Houston Northwest invited us out to dinner and we had the best time with them eating lasagna and watching our kids run all around the kitchen. Saturday night we went to a Christmas party with our new sunday school class and enjoyed the company of many couples in our exact stage of life. In fact, most of them have kids Keegan's age which is a huge blessing. I am about to head out the door to the second playdate with these ladies. Last time I left on cloud nine because Keegan has never had this many friends to hang out with. He absolutely loved it and fit right in.
On the flip side, everything in me misses HFBC. I miss the people that feel like family. I have a huge peace with the effort we are putting out and know that God wants us pursue this. In fact, community in our neighborhood is something that God has been speaking to us for a long time now. I guess God's callings are not the easiest, and for the big God we serve it shouldn't have to be. I remember when I transfered my membership from FBC Mansfield it was so hard and very emotional. I never thought that HFBC would exceed the community I felt there, and it did. So, taking a glance back there is a lesson to be learned, God can exceed my expectations once again.