I realize that I have not written any posts for a very long time….and for those of you who have contacted me the past while, I feel like it’s about time to let you all know what has been going on in my life. It’s been an eventful past few months, to say the least!
On September 11, 2010, I had the special privilege of becoming the wife to Joel Martin, who is from PA. God had brought our paths together a little more than a year before then, and through an amazing journey led us to marriage after a courtship that began in January of 2010.
For the first few months after our wedding, we felt God’s leading to stay in Kansas for awhile in order for Joel to learn to know my family better, and to help ease some of the new adjustments for me. God answered some specific prayers concerning work and housing, and we enjoyed the time of connection with friends and family in my home area. In November, I had the fun opportunity to be a doula for a friend, and thus be able to participate in another birth.
Later in the fall, we we all excited to find out that a little one of our own is on the way…followed by many weeks of severe nausea and vomiting. Not exactly the most enjoyable way to spend our last few months in KS, but yet it makes one thankful for days in which I actually feel good. 🙂
The end of December found us packing up and preparing to move cross-country. We arrived in Joel’s home area of Juniata Co, PA just in time to see the new year come in, and are continuing to unpack, settle in, and adjust to our new surroundings. We have a sweet little home, and Joel is busy teaching 6th-8th grade at the nearby Christian school. The adjustments haven’t been easy, but the longer we are here the more it feels like home. I miss all of my dear friends, family and former clients from the mid-west, but we look forward to seeing what God has in store for our future together.
I still plan to continue posting, though since I don’t have a practice up and going here yet I hope to post helpful links and information as I come across articles and things. I’ve updated my contact info, and we are now hooked up with internet and phone service again, so if you’ve wondered why I’ve been hard to reach, you know why.
Blessings on each of you in this new year!