And to think…one week ago I was sitting on a beach in North Carolia with my family. Since then, I have driven all the way back to Ionia, MI, started school at S.M.A.T., and set up our new apartment. There aren’t boxes everywhere and it feels a little bit like home! (Just don’t try to tell that to all my mosquito bites!!!)
I began school on Wednesday and learned about the school rules, the course syllabus, and received a tour of the school/work hangar. As a special treat, every student got to go on a short flight in a Quest Kodiak. It is a single engine, turbo-prop that seats up to ten people. It can go over 200 mph and climb at over 1,000 ft per minute. Even more exciting is that MAF has begun to switch their fleet over to Kodiak’s because it uses jet fuel, which is more readily available and cheaper than Avgas. I was stoked because I may get to fly one of these in the near future!!!
My first three classes are Electricity (you should see my head spin as I try to understand what Ohm’s Law is and how spinning a magnet creates electricity), Basic Math (we learned how to add and subtract numbers on the first day. It is extremely basic but it is important and we are already talking about algebra on day 3), and Safety (learning how to put out fires, read Material Safety Data Sheets, and how to handle aircraft).
So far, I am having a blast. When we have extra time during the day we get to practice drilling out rivets on a wing from a crashed airplane.
Just in case you haven’t heard, JESSICA IS PREGNANT WITH OUR SECOND CHILD!!! She is having a rough time with the morning sickness and it seems to last all day. However, we are extremely excited and can’t wait to invite the little squirt into our family. Adelina doesn’t have any concept about her mother being pregnant, but we asked her what we should call the new baby since we call her “Lil Bit”. She looked at Jess and said, “Po-Po”, which means poo-poo. We might not take her advice!
We visited a church this past weekend and we liked it quite a lot. The message was very timely and we were encouraged, convicted, and filled with the fear of the Lord. We are going to visit one or two more before we decide where we feel God is leading our family to grow, fellowship, and serve.
Thank you so much for journeying with us for this next year. Your support and prayers mean so much to us! God has been so good thus far and we know that He will continue to carry us on!
- Please pray that the morning sickness would be gone soon and that God would give her the strength to stay positive.
- Pray that we would find a great church home.
- Pray that we would make the most of our time here in Michigan and pour our lives out for the glory of God