For summer, we'll be living in the Springfield area, about an hour and a half from the New Tribes campus. A problem we've been debating is whether or not Gina should switch baby doctors. To switch to a Springfield doctor would mean paperwork, and uncertainty about which doctor we could get. To keep our current doctor would mean almost 2 hour drives for the checkup appointments.
One of the reasons we considered keeping the current doctor was that we could stay in our campus house for a while after he's born. Gina has already "nested" the house and it really has come to feel like home, and we really could enjoy some tranquil moments with just us and the new guy without other distractions there. The main problem with doing that is that it has felt like a "splurge" in a time when we don't feel like we can make unnecessary purchases.
Here's the really neat part - Gina had just hung up the phone, having called about the cost of rent for the week. It was going to be about $115-130. I went to straighten up the girls' room and found a suitcase on the floor that they had played with. Some of the contents had spilled out so as I was cleaning it up I realized that there were some envelopes from our Florida trip in January. I opened one envelope up and there were several cards from family and friends, with cash totaling $130!
We feel like this is a cool answer to prayer - being able to be in a place that feels totally "ours" is going to be really sweet for those first few days, when the little guy's brand new. Thanks for reading, I hope it's encouraging for you to read that God really does work in our lives every day. I know we personally need that reminder often!