May 25 was the 7th anniversary of Ram's ordination and installation as pastor here. Sometimes it is hard to believe that was only 7 years ago and other times it seems like it was longer than 7 years ago. We didn't have a digital camera yet so I can't show you any photos from that day. Maybe some day I will get organized and put some of our old photos on the computer.
In those 7 years we have had 3 Lambs and sent 3 other Lambs to heaven. Ram's younger brother, both of my grandmas, both of Ram's grandpas, and one of Ram's grandmas went to heaven. Several other family and friends have also gone to heaven. We sold the vehicle that we drove here and have bought 3 other vehicles and sold one of those. We got a new computer and 3 digital cameras (one broke). As pastor, Ram has done about 45 funerals, 1 wedding, and 5 baptisms (including our Lambs and I'm only counting members that regularly attend church, not baptisms for grandchildren that wanted to be baptized at our church).
I recently watched a video that we made when we first moved here, giving a little house tour. I was amazed how little stuff we had then as compared to now. We didn't have any baby, toddler, or children's toys, clothing, games, or furniture. We had a lot less books. We had a lot less furniture. Everything was clean and organized in that video.
I'm so thankful for the Lambs and the other good changes that have happened these last 7 years!