Friday, June 09, 2006

The End of the Beginning



Hello Faithful Friends, Family and Followers!
Today's update comes from me, Danielle, and yes, this is my first post to the blog! I'm excited! John is busy keeping up with his masters work and getting the new office settled, me on the other hand, I'm shopping, Garage Sale-ing, visiting friends and family and now, writing on the blog.
People have been asking for an update, so here it is:
We are now in Fishers, getting settled into our apartment, but I'll back track a bit. The above pic is our truck all packed up ready to head out, again a huge thanks to everyone who helped, what would we have done with out you?!?!
Sunday afternoon, we said goodbye to our dearest friends in Mukwonago. It was heartbreaking to have to leave them. It was emotionally draining and much harder than we anticipated, but we had to remain strong and know that we are following the Lord, and He knows what He's doing, even when we don't. We trucked down the interstate right to our apartment where there was a good 35 people waiting to help us unload our truck. We were so thankful to have their smiling faces awaiting our arrival. They unloaded the truck within a hour, then went to John's office to unload all the office gear, then onto my mom and dad's to store all the "storage" stuff, aka "Junk we don't need but think we do"!! :) Everyone was so helpful, some of our family even until 2 AM that nite! We are thankful to be with people who love us so much-our family and Fall Creek Wesleyan. They are great people who have already been so kind, loving and fun!
All in all, getting settled here hasn't been too hard. We had people from the church bring groceries right away and put then into the fridge and cabinets, then on Monday morning, God sent an angel named Alisa, who helped me get my entire kitchen settled that day! Super cool! We only have about 10 boxes left to go through and decorations to hang, then we need a pantry for our kitchen to store all the food, then we'll be set!
We still miss Mukwonago, and probably will for some time, but we are trusting the Lord and His plan and feel confident that this is the path He is paving for us.

Other news: John is computer-less again, for at least 10 more days. He's heartbroken. He had a brand new Mac Book Pro, BEAUTIFUL and so cool to use and it flipped out when we fed it the Microsoft Office CD, it was SOOO flipped out it had to be sent out to be repaired, and we couldn't even get the CD out...ugh! What a drag for him!
Well anyway, This pic is us as we were about to pull out of the church parking lot last sunday, WE LOVE YOU MUK-TOWN! WE REALLY DO MISS YOU ALL!
PLEASE add a comment, let us know how you are all doing. We'll post more pics of the apartment when we get John's computer back, if not sooner!


9 comments:

Leanne said...

hey guys. we miss you! i'm glad you guys are settling in well. talk to you soon.
love,Leanne

Leanne said...

hey guys. we miss you! i'm glad you guys are settling in well. talk to you soon.
love,Leanne

J & D Freed said...

Leanne
Thanks for your support. It means alot to us. We love you & miss you and the rest of the CRM/OSWC crew too! School's Out! YEAH!!:) Celebrate that!! :)
Love,
Danielle:)

Brad said...

i am happy that you both were kindly welcomed to Fishers. summer has begun and obviously school has ended.. which is great in many ways but also a drag in a few ways. cuz some of us have one, two, or maybe even three jobs this summer, and no time to hang out during the week, with friends like many other do, but yeah!!! keep strong in your faith!!! as you have taught us to be. and all will be well..

i love you both soo much!!!

God bless

oh yeah, one more thing, i had a teacher sign my yearbook and mentioned this verse, it kinda deals with what you are going through and the future and that sort of stuff, Psalm 16:11

take it easy...

catch ya later

~brad

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!
this is aaron. i just wanted to say hi and see how things are doing. i hope your doing well and are settling in nicely! i love you guys a ton and miss you a lot! take it easy and give me a call sometime or something! love ya!

keep falling up

aaron

J & D Freed said...

Brad and Aaron
Thanks for the comments and the love...you guys are great! We miss u all alot! Have an awesome summer, live it up!:)
God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys!! This is Lauren. It's so good to hear from you as much as I do, and to know you are doing well. We all miss you, but I'm excited that you are with God's movement. Always remember that life is amazing! Stay optomistic! I can't believe I finally graduated, but you guys have a set the example to be happy when we say good-bye because we had good times and we know many more are to come. You have taught me so much and I can't wait to learn more-especially along side my brothers, sisters, moms, and dads of CRM. You guys are awesome-never change.
Love Always-Lauren Mitchell

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys!! I'm so excited to hear from you! It's always good to hear from you, so don't stop updating! I'm so happy for you guys to join God's movement, but sad you're not here, but that's ok. I'm also very happy the CRM family is strong and it doesn't look like it's comin down any time soon. That's exciting. Thank you so much for all you've done. I've learned so much and can't wait to learn more-especially along side my brothers, sisters, moms, and dads of CRM. Life is amazing!! Stay optomistic. Keep in touch! Talk to you guys later!
Love Always-Lauren Mitchell

Cassie said...

Im so happy that you guys are doing good and getting settled in!! We all miss you very very very much and love you!! We all hope to see you very soon!!

I love you both!!

Cassie