I just can’t say enough good things about First Plymouth. The last few days, it became really apparent to me what a large role that church has played in my Lincoln life. Friday night was the church school kick-off. After the hotdogs, everyone went outside to eat their Dairy Store ice cream and listen to a fiddle band play. It was so wonderful. I told Erin that I wish I had my own personal fiddle band that would play for me every evening while I drank iced tea and gabbed with my pals.
Saturday we were back at church to play at Dimensions Preschool’s Nature Classroom. I am so sad that Thomsen won’t be able to go to preschool here. He had such a good time playing the wooden xylophones, walking through their garden, and stacking bricks. Here we saw our dear friends, the Sandhorsts. They were here for a week visit from their home in Decorah, Iowa. Rachel and her family left us in June after spending a year in Lincoln while her husband was on sabbatical. Rachel is the one who lead the Healthy Children, Healthy Planet class I took this spring. She and her family are a huge inspiration for me. I am excited to visit their Iowa acreage one of these days. I imagine it to be very similar to my beloved Barbara Kingsolver’s. This morning I said good-bye to Rachel and won’t see her again until Christmas. 😦 Thankfully, I have my Erin for a few more weeks.