Arriving…

The Miller train pulled in just over 24 hours ago.  The move has gone smoothly.  As of this update, no one has been injured.

Yesterday was a day of discovery for the entire family.  Brasher and Phoebe discovered new friends and the benefits of living in a small town.  The children of other families in the Beeson program gathered outside, swimming in a small (and quite chilly) pool.  Phoebe and Maggie, the five-year old daughter of our neighbors, quickly became friends as they shared baby dolls.  Brasher found that using the brakes on his bike isn’t as difficult as he first thought.  William and Wesley enjoyed sleeping in their “big boy” beds for the first time.

Meanwhile, Daddy and Mamma discovered that the challenge of fitting the Miller6 and all of our stuff in the townhouse is going to be stiffer than we anticipated.  After a few breakdowns and some trying times, we settled on an arrangement that will be just right.

Getting reacquainted with Wilmore has been fun.  In fact, we will probably get to know Wilmore better in the next 11 months than Christina and I did in the three years that we lived here without children.  Yesterday, Brasher and Phoebe walked to the Post Office and around campus with me as we ran some errands.  Right now, I’m writing this post sitting at a picnic table at the small park close to the townhouse, while Brasher and Phoebe climb and run.

It’s going to be a great 11 months.

Thank you for all of your prayers, gifts, and well wishes.  We feel that you are sharing this adventure with us.

I’ll be diligent in sharing our experiences on this blog.  I hope to talk a few of my classmates into writing on this blog so that you can hear the voices of others as well.

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3 Responses to “Arriving…”

  1. Barbara Miller Says:

    Hey, Sounds like things are going well. That is great! Can’t wait to see where you are and where the kids play. Aunt Gladys’ funeral was well done with a huge group for visitation and the service. Moma is going back with us to the lake tomorrow. Take care and I will look forward to reading your messages.

  2. Brad McClain Says:

    Sounds like orientation there is what it’s supposed to be versus typical, predictable, and underwhelming. Radical disciples of Jesus never go it alone. Your “covenant connections” contextualize (and make possible) the growth edge. Can’t wait to hear what happens next!

  3. Trish Bardwell Says:

    Hey Brian- so glad to hear that the Miller6 made it there safely. Your blog actually makes me want to move to a small town… we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Miss yall!


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