"Why Payson?" So many people would ask.
We had no answer other than, "it just feels like the right thing to do." We were prayerful in our decision and felt like the Lord allowed us and even guided us to be here.
We had no idea what a blessing it would be for us to be here.
Previously we had been living in a small studio apartment (which I loved), but there is no way that it could have accommodated any of our family members. Because we lived in our house, with lots of extra space, our family was able to come and be with us during the biggest trial we've faced in our lives. Instead of being in a hotel or cramming into our little apartment, since we had rooms to spare, family could stay with us. We had space to gather, to eat, to cry, to laugh, and even play games together. Having our family by our sides was an incredible comfort and need that we could not have managed without.
|Trevor's dad, Jim, declaring my mom, Lois, the winner of the game|
|We all had food in our mouths so I added mustaches to conceal the unflattery|
|Our neighbor and friend, Clay, bringing |
|Trevor, his mom, Barb, and my step-dad, Chris|
I am grateful to have neighbors that pound on my door almost every morning to get me out of bed and to the gym. I am grateful to have friends that help with mine and their crazy projects and adventures of backyard plays, turning church cultural halls into Candy Land, painting 2 dozen pumpkins for Thanksgiving decorations, and painting the entire interior of our homes.
|Wish I had a picture of us doing Zumba! But this Candy Land pic will do.|