Tuesday, August 21, 2007
My best-friend, Julie, came out to visit her brother along with Jason & I. It was such a gift to be able to see her. The only bad part, I'd just started my job and couldn't take any time off to hang out with her. We made-do with visiting in the evening and had a wonderful time catching up.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
It's only a temporary position, but it IS a job! It pays enough that we can afford to stay in the city. We don't know what God has for us here, but clearly he is enabling us to stay, at least for today. We are so thankful for this tremendous opportunity to experience a new place. Oh, I'm working for the investment banking division of Bank of America as an administrative assistant. I know nothing about investment banking, but I guess I am going to find out!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Wow! God provides in some incredible ways, all the time and always beyond our expectations. Jason & I knew that we could only afford to live in NYC 6 weeks without jobs before we'd have to leave & see where God was leading us instead. However, just 2 weeks after arriving here, Jason has a job!!! He will be working at an 8th grade history teacher at a Preperatory Charter school in the Bronx. I am so proud of him and excited for him! Since this is also my birthday, I call this an incredible birthday present! Now, I need to find a job too, so that we can actually afford to stay here!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
As I was getting ready for church this morning, I heard a very familiar sound...one I hadn't heard since living in Tonga. The crowing of a rooster!! I could hardly believe my ears! I looked out our back window and sure enough, scavenging through area behind an abandoned building were two chickens! Of course, I had to take a picture! The sound that used to wake me up hourly beginning at 1 am for the 6 months I lived in Tonga had followed me to the biggest city in the USA! While some might have been annoyed to hear this, Jason and I delighted in it and in the memories it brought of our lives in Tonga.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
We hopped onto a red-eye flight last night in Seattle and arrived in JFK this morning ... anxiously, hoping and praying that the apartment we had arranged to sublet (sight-unseen) was not in fact a scam. Thankfully when we arrived, our new building "super" was sitting on the stoop watching as our cab driver grumpily dumped our bags out of his trunk into the middle of the street. Al helped us hoist our bags inside and up the narrow, slightly slanting steps to our new home - at least for the next 6 weeks. Inside, we were delighted to see that the place looked exactly as beautiful as it had looked in photos we'd seen. It felt like we had just walked into a lovely bed & breakfast.