2009 what a year!
Well the year started out with fantastic news, I was pregnant. Baby due toward the end of September. Adam decided that he wanted to start full time theology studies which would also start toward the end of September. As a result we took the decision to move off the farm and move to a smaller house (hence smaller mortgage). Of course it was the worst time to sell the property, in the middle of the recession and the estate agent said it would not sell for at least a year!
God was incredibly good and provided a buyer for the property within 3 months of us putting it on the market. It was so sad to say goodbye to North Ballaird. We had had 3 fantastic years there and it had really been our dream. However our dream is not God's dream for us and we are finding great joy in serving Him no matter the sacrifice.
The move was horrific. Never move when you are 8 months pregnant. I am so suprised that the baby went to term. I was doing really stupid things like lifting heavy boxes, climbing up ladders and working through the night just to get us all packed, moved and settled. Adam was just as busy, No busier, and on top of everything on our main moving weekend he got the flu of all flu's, I thought I would be husbandless by the end of the weekend. Again God showed his faithfulness in that we were moved and settled a month before the baby arrived.
We bought our new house in a small village half an hour from the farm in February. It needed lots of work and we spent a fair amount of time trying to get it all ready before we moved. We managed to get the bedrooms sorted and the lounge, but there is still a fair amount to do in the entrance hall and dinning room. The work on the house was interupted by the arrival of Daniel Adam Oellermann. Our little boy arrived 5 days early. We had to stop on the way to the hospital to get diesel but thats another story.
Daniel is a very good little boy and at 11 weeks has sleep through the night for the last two nights. Not sure if this is a trend which will continue but I am enjoying it while it lasts.
Well it is Christmas in less than 20 days and we still have all the preparations to organise but I am looking forward to celebration the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ and looking back over a year where we can seeHis hand so obviously at work in our lives.