Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Significance of Our New Coat Rack

So today was a pretty big day - we got internet and a big chunk of our kitchen additions built! We have had a ton of help, but even with that, we have worked pretty hard the last week (yesterday marked a week since we have been back in Vienna). 

Just a minute ago, I looked over at our coat rack. Sure - it feels good to get something attached to the wall. Attaching something to the wall here can be a noisy process and a mess with a big drill. But this coat rack provides a more important sense of satisfaction.

It is funny, but having a place to put our coats makes this new apartment feel just a little bit more like home. It reminds us that this place will eventually feel like home - our home - and that we can stop flitting from place to place and really settle here. I know we won't be here forever, but it is a huge comfort to not just say, "when I am settled, I want that," but to actually be able to dream and make it a reality.

I think I am beginning to realize that we are finally done with this last stage. We are done with 3 months here or there. We are so thankful to be here and that God has sustained us through all of our wanderings. We are praying that we will faithfully serve him in the land he has led us into, building upon all that we've learned as we've experienced constant transition.