1st Louisiana Update

Hello Friends!! We have been in Louisiana for almost 4 months. Things here have been so busy and so positive. In some ways it feels like we’ve been here a lot longer than we have been.. it’s hard to believe it’s only been 4 months.

For anyone who’s out of the loop, Shelby was hired to be the Head Golf Pro at Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club in Broussard, LA. Every single thing about him getting this job was a “God thing”. We were just talking about that the other night. We are still so extremely thankful for this new opportunity for him. He is totally in his element and was told that he is doing the job he was meant to do. It’s so wonderful, from my standpoint as his wife, to see others appreciate him. Those who truly know Shelby know how hard he works. He will easily outwork anyone around him, and that mentality has allowed him to set a certain reputation for himself that has continued to be true here in Louisiana. He has hit the ground running and has accomplished SO MUCH in such a short time. I truly am excited to see our future unfold here and for him to continue to do well at Le Triomphe.

The kids are living their best life here. There are 15 kids on our street. FIFTEEN. Another “God thing” was us getting this house on this street. It’s been an answer to prayer from the beginning. The kids each have their own “crew” of friends that keep them busy and active. When all the kids get together and play, it just makes my heart so happy. It has been so good for them to have such a great group of friends.

As for myself, I’m also living my best life. My dream for over a year was to be able to stay home with my kids, especially while Harper was little. This opportunity had NO way of working out in Arkansas. It was completely off the table, not even an option. The preliminary plan when moving to Louisiana was for me to stay home with the kids during the summer and trying to find something once school started back. As time went on, we were able to officially make the decision that I would be able to stay home with them long term. I am in my element as well. I enjoy home keeping and cooking and contributing to my family by keeping things going at home. I have also been able to live out another dream of homeschooling my kids. I still can’t believe I’m doing that sometimes!

COVID has prevented us from really digging in and exploring things here, and that part has been tough, but we are praying things are somewhat back to normal soon. We spend the majority of our days at home. We get out to go to the store and run small errands. We’ve been on a few sightseeing trips, Oak Alley being my favorite. We want to experience everything Louisiana has to offer, and right now a lot of those things are postponed. We will be so excited to partake (hopefully) next year!

I’m not working outside of the home, but I feel we are busier than ever. We are really enjoying life here! I am so, so, so thankful for fresh starts and new opportunities.