Well, after a really hard week it ended much better than it began. I think my depression hit an all time high last week since moving here. It was compounded by the fact that Micah finally "got it" that we weren't in Texas anymore and proceeded to talk incessantly about how much he missed Texas and his "best buddy's", Carson and Calliegh. Michael and I had several conversations over the past few weeks about the church we had been going to and neither of us were completely settled on it. This was the worst of it because we just want to find a place where we can serve and be served. On Friday night at dinner we decided that we would take the kids to the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival, which includes a Fair and a parade(see pictures below). Then, on Sunday, try the only church in this area that we hadn't tried. The kids were so excited about the Fair and Parade. Well, the kids loved the fair and the parade and we loved that they loved it. The parade was great because we literally walked out our front door with our chairs and they came right by our house. Then Sunday we visited College Church at their satellite campus and really loved that too. Michael, my mom, and I all felt great about it. It is a bigger church so it has a lot of opportunities for everyone, including my mom because they have a singles ministry. And an added bonus is that it is only 10 minutes from our house (as opposed to the 30 we were driving to the other church). We feel great about this. Things are looking up. I still don't know what this means for my singing but like my beautiful friend said, it's not about me and I should just sing unto the Lord, even if no one is listening. Celeste-you'll be happy to know I turned my IPod up several times over the past few days and just worshipped my heart out. Thank you for your "tough love."
Enjoy the pictures of the fair and the parade.