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Thursday, January 21, 2010

After the Boxes are Unpacked

Last night I went to a bible study here in LR with a friend from HU. Fellowship is starting a new bible study for women who are new to the LR area and/or new to Fellowship. There were about 15 women there, anywhere from 22 to 60. Most were in their twenties, relocated due to their husband's jobs... that seems to be a trend, I have found.

The woman who is leading the study shared her story of moving over 15 times in 20 years of marriage!!! Now that is just crazy! She talked about the adjustments of having to find a new church, new friends, new dentist, etc...

We spent the night talking about how moving to a new place can really be an emotional process.... and to be honest, I never thought of it that way. After hearing other people's stories, I realized that I've had a little emotional void since moving and didn't even know it! I really think this class is God's way of fixing what I was unable to put my finger on as broken. (does that make sense? ha!) What I mean is, I knew something isn't right, but didn't know exactly what it was. Don't get me wrong, I really am glad to be in LR, but after being here since October and still haven't decided on a church home (hopefully in the next 2 weeks we will though! :)), not finding a job (still pretty hopeless), and still not making much progress in the Friends Department, I'm just a little on the restless side.

So I'm super excited to meet several young girls who are going through the same thing I am. We are going to read this book:

I think this will be a great read and am excited to dig in! Also, the class has 7-10 older women who go to Fellowship, so I'm excited to have their wisdom and experiences to go along with the book.

I don't say all this to be Debbie Downer or for sympathy... that's not it AT. ALL. I really am learning to love the area and having so much time with Tyler, but I'm ready to get plugged into something. Even if we decide on another church, I think this group will be such a blessing! I'll keep the updates coming!

In other news.... the Bible in a Year??? Umm..... I'm a little behind... Already!!!

I know I know I know... I need to jump back into it! In fact, that is my plan for this afternoon. I will get back on schedule. Eeesh, 3 weeks in and I'm already behind...


Ashley_E_2009 said...

Girl! We are never busy either, let's do lunch one day! And as for churches, have you tried Pleasant Valley? That's where we go and we really like it.

Whitney said...

I'm so glad you are getting plugged in! I truly know how you feel. It takes about a year and a half to get use to things, maybe even faster for you. You are a great people person. Love your friend. Wish we were in LR with you.

Doe Ray Me said...

First of all I found your blog just by googling "find a class for After the Boxes are Unpacked" because I just moved to San Antonio from LR of all places, can you believe it? Anyway, we've been here 3 months and I am really getting very blue. Someone recommended this book and I remember our church from home having done a class. I bought the book last night on ebay. So I googled to try to find a class near me this morning. Your blog came up. Guess what? You took the class at my church Fellowship back in LR. I haven't found a class yet. But I really hope that you enjoyed your class. So where did you end up going to church? Did the book help and do you finally feel like you've settled into a new home and life?

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