We finally found a church! It took us a while. I was getting very discouraged. It seemed every church we went to, I loved and Armydad did not or he loved and I did not. And it was taking a toll on the kids, too. Thing1 was having some separation issues and announced after one church that he did not want to go back anymore. I decided after that one that we were going to need to split up and leave the kids at home if we did not find a place soon. Thankfully, the next weekend we went to a church and we all fell in love. Thing1 walked out and said, “Can we come back here next time, Mommy?” It is a large church with lots of stuff to do. They have awesome programming for the kids. It reminds me a lot of our church back home.
The best part: we found a home group to join! There are 6 other couples in the group. One of them has 2 daughters that are teen / preteen age who have volunteered to watch the kids. So, we get to bring the boys with us! The girls keep them in a different room in the house. And of the 7 couples, 6 of the wives are stay at home moms. There is one other military family and one Army Reserve family. It is just a great fit and we are loving it! I think they will become great friends and supporters.
Finding a church has made a huge difference. I feel more settled and happy. This is home now. We belong here.