Having extra stuff is NOT convenient. Generousity is a blessing to both the giver and the receiver.
God's beauty is everywhere.
There are blessings that top the close proximity of Target... Like developing friendships through making the hour trek together.
Some cities have secret rules about invisible lanes you can drive and park in... Cleveland is one of those cities.
There can be woods in the city!
Regardless of whether on a 1 acre, creek possessing, country lot or a three car wide cement slab, my kids can make up awesome games to play outside.
States have different landscaping styles.
Porches are nice no matter what the scenery.
Good churches are everywhere... But feeling at home at them takes time and vulnerability... Both which are hard to invest when you're missing people.
Google maps is my friend.
Investigating new coffee shops is super fun!
Not knowing where to go out to eat because there are so many choices doesn't actually feel much different than not knowing where to go because there's so few... Although ending up at many different places is fantastic!
Close proximity Starbucks is a threat to a budget.
Metal detectors don't seem to phase new kids.
There's a sweet moment when you walk into the building you've been working so hard to settle into and you think "I'm glad to be home." That moment is a blessing.
Forging friendships with people who speak different languages feels awkward.
More choices is harder...
"These kids here yell more and do sassy head movements." (Hannah's observation)
This world is not our home... It is ALL just temporary.