This summer resembles last summer in that we move nearly weekly, but this season we are not family member hopping- we are church member hopping. Christopher's 10-week internship just happens to be 30 miles from our last military duty station where we have many friends.
After spending 3 weeks alone with a toddler and a newborn, I was delighted to join Christopher even if it was in the house of two benevolent bachelor brothers where we and Linus shared two twin mattresses of different heights pushed together on the basement floor. It is good to be together. Let me also mention that one of the three furniture pieces in this house is a baby grand piano. I enjoyed that baby.
Not all of our posts are so parasitic- two are house and dog sitting jobs. Since that grand basement stay, we have moved thrice and before summers end, we will move three times more. Our fam of four will have stayed in a basement, an attic, two master bedrooms, and yes, bunk beds!
The purpose of this crazy summer may not be merely to make me laugh or make our family more flexible; it may be to grow our faith. While craigslist sublet searches yielded only "no," $$, "unfurnished" and scams, I felt a persistent peace assuring me of God's provision. I was persuaded and so I did not waste minutes of months worrying over the mystery of our living situation. Three weeks into the summer a seamless lineup of opportunities presented themselves. We are grateful to all of our friends here who have made this unsettled time for us a little less unstable. If you're reading this, thank you.