Monastic life is built on community, and we have never been so aware of our "local" community as we have when leaving one for another. This is a very special thank you to the individuals who were part of and have newly become part of our greater community, and made our relocation possible, of Waukesha, Madison, Verona, northeastern Illinois, Shawano, Green Bay, Appleton, and more:
Jill, Scott & Holly, Laura & Gary, Robin, Dean, youth members of the LDS Brookfield and Wales churches especially Connor, Bishop Matthew & Leslie, Fr Carl, Jason & Dcn George, Bella & Dave, Janet, Linda, Mary Lou, Jerry, Jean, KC & Fr John, Carol, John & Susan, Susan & Jim, Steve & Cindy, Noah, Dcn Laura & Terry, Tess, Patricia, Deb, Charlie...and probably some people we've missed.
With you, we loaded and unloaded trucks, got large heavy furniture and appliances into and out of a) the elevator b) the basement, c) the truck, ate lots of pizza, and laughed a lot. You cleaned our old house and made our new house properly messy, packed boxes, ran endless errands, barked up every tree trying to find us help, baked bread, told us stories, accompanied us on the very long drives, found new homes for furniture, stored our extra junk, left us with extra sturdy gloves, and showed up just when we needed an extra pair of hands. It has been such an adventure for four weeks and now another adventure begins as we settle into our new home. Thank you!!