My family and I have at last found the place we'll be living permanently (Eugene, Ore.). As long as Bonnie was still in school, we knew we wouldn't be in that area for much longer and put off applying to the catechumenate. But now we are settled and able to move forward with the Church's permission.
The Greek Orthodox church here is different enough from the one we'd been attending that we felt a little unnerved. We haven't had a chance to meet Father personally, as he's in Philadelphia for a few weeks at the biennial conference.
All in all, this time feels pregnant and we feel unequal. So thank you for your prayers.