After meeting with Nath's teacher and the head of junior school, we decided to move him back down to Kindy. It wasn't the easiest decision, but it seemed unfair to have him try and keep up with kids that have been in year one for 8 months at this point. The school year only lasts about another 3 months, so we decided to make this an adjustment period for him. Nath has a hard time with change, so this appeared to be the right thing. However, like any mother, I was second guessing myself. I really like to have confirmation on things, and luckily Go d is aware of that!
Now I don't really want to get "preachy" on this blog because that's not my purpose for it, however it's silly to think that my faith won't show up in posts. I really love to see God act in the small things - it's a wonderful reminder that He cares about my day to day activities, not just the "big" things. And what happened next seemed like a God moment to me.
Nathan was paired with a new buddy named Ashley. The second day of Kindy, a lady asked if I was Nathan's mum. After saying I was, she introduced herself as Ashely's mum. She then asked where in the US we were from. I told her Kentucky and she asked what part. I replied that we were just across the border from Cincy and she asked if we lived in Newport or Covington. I had a funny look on my face until she explained that she had been moved to Wright Patterson in Dayton for three years. It's nice to be able to talk to somebody who has had the same experience as me and Nathan has someone to talk to who knows about the US. We are planning to go out for coffee sometime just to talk. God is good!
Here is the view of sunset from the second holiday rental we had. It was a perfect location once we had a car. Nothing wrong with having the beach as your backyard!
Next I was off to find someone to cut my hair. I hated to leave my stylist Missy behind. If anyone needs a new stylist in Northern KY, may I recommend her? Missy owns The Fringe Salon and does a great job! I wondered around downtown Nelson Bay for awhile and passed a cute salon a couple of times. What sealed the deal was seeing a lady with great hair walk out of the salon. I went in and we chatted for a bit and I made an appointment. The owner was lovely and did a great job of cut and color with my hair.
|Stupid face, I know, but it's harder to take a picture in the mirror than you'd think!|
|Nath is trying to like it, despite the waves|