After arriving in at my aunts house in Michigan we enjoyed a pleasant evening visiting and catching up on all the latest news. We didn't stay up very late since we wanted to get up early the next morning and head to church.
We didn't know very many people, and felt a little awkward that morning as every one was shaking hands and greeting each other with a holy kiss. We were used to the hand shaking part but practicing the holy kiss was new and not a little uncomfortable and awkward.
Church was much the same as we were used to, except it was held in someones home instead of a church house and all the songs except for the Lob Lied were slower and different. After church the members had to stay seated and the children were herded outside. We found it interesting to see what and how they worked with their problems.
Sunday passed swiftly. LV had talked to the bishop and ministers there and we had an appointment the following day to have an interview with them where they wanted to know if we were in good standing at the church where we were members, our reason for wanting to move, and then they read and explained their ordnung to us.
We were approved and they recommended a few properties nearby that we might interested in buying. After they left we went to look at them to see which we wanted for our future home. We had one that we liked a little better than the rest and headed back home to think about it some more before committing to anything.
Once we got home, it seemed so good to be back that we realized we weren't ready to give up the home we loved so much. We had a lot of great friends that we hated to think of leaving behind and decided for the time being we would simply try even harder to please everyone and things might get better.
We weren't at home for more than a day or so before people started coming to see if they could have first chance at buying our farm. they all seemed disappointed when we told them that we had decided not to move after all. It was nice to know that we wouldn't have a problem selling our farm if we ever wanted to, but on the other hand it made us a little uneasy that so many people wanted it, knowing that they would not be looking for ways to make us want to stay.