The huge snow storm turned our original 6-hour trip to North Carolina into an exhausting 20 hours on the road. What a joy and refreshment it was to finally reach our destination, the Altizers! It was 10:00 in the morning and Karen had a feast prepared for us, which energized us for an exciting snowball fight. Their boys, Joshua, Caleb, Jonathan, and David had lots of creative ideas for a snowman: upside down with two noses, a tail, and a bow tie! 🙂
We spent the afternoon boxing up pictures, books, and canned goods. When we had first contacted Karen about the possibility of visiting, she had written back, “Your visit is of God!” and explained how perfectly timed it would be to help with the preparations for their move. We were very much grateful for their kind hospitality, even amidst all the busyness of this big transition.