Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Monday, May 3, 2010

Williston- have you seen the news?

This post is totally unrelated to adoption, but have you seen the news about Williston? We had no idea when we moved here in October, that Williston would turn into the hotspot for employment in the United States. The New York Times and Denver Post have done stories on Williston, describing the work opportunities here and total lack of housing. Men are literally living in their trucks in the Wal-mart parking lot. Friends from church are LIVING in a hotel..actually I've heard there are over 5000 men living in hotels in the region. There is a waiting list of over 200 people on every apartment in's crazy, but so good. With the economy in the dirt, it's so nice to see so many HARD working men, putting in LONG, LONG hours in sometimes unbelievable conditions, to provide for their families.

We are so thankful to have found a house when Mike was asked to move here. This house was really the only house available at the time for a family of our size, with two dogs and we were able to close within 2 months. The housing prices here were much cheaper than in Sheridan, which we were thankful for.

I said this wasn't adoption related, but it is. The house we bought has 6 bedrooms, lots of space and a big fenced in back yard. You see, God knew we would be bringing home more kids and knew we needed the space. He was opening doors to this adoption long before we even had another adoption on our radar.

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