Yesterday was the big day; we finally set sail!
We started off the morning by visiting a service at the First Baptist Church in New Bern. It's a gorgeous old building right in the heart of the historic downtown. The service was beautiful and we left with hearts feeling so full and grateful. We had a small send off party, my mom and sister, who graciously made the 5+ hour trip to say goodbye and drive our car back for us as well. After so many gray and dreary days, the weather was absolutely perfect. We had gotten a later start than we intended, so we only sailed for a few hours before finding a safe place to anchor for the night. All in all, the first day was everything we could have possibly hoped for, and it's hard to put into words exactly how strange and exciting this whole experience feels.
|our home for the night|
I want you to know that I have so appreciated all of your supportive and encouraging words. It means so much to me that so many of you are sharing in our excitement. I'm going to try to be better about updates on twitter and instagram, so you're more than welcome to follow along on there as well! We're only just getting started now… I can't wait to see what happens next!