Thursday, September 4, 2008

Season of Change

I have a bit to are forewarned!

I'll start with Graham and potty training. It is going quite well. I am certain if I can get him to actually poop on the potty one time it will click. He's got the peeing down! Graham is starting MDO this year. I did have him signed up for 2 days, and this past week started feeling bad about it. I mean he's only 2, I'm not pregnant, not working - there really is not reason to have "my baby" in 2 days a week. So through a chain of events, it was decided tonight - one day a week. I am happy with that and glad that someone else helped make the decision.

Ethan begins preschool next week. I am so excited for him and the learning opportunities, play, and relationships. I am very happy with The Learning Center at Northwest. Which brings me to the reason for my post:

After many many weeks of interviewing, visiting, discussions, and Paul and I talking; we have made the decision to leave Northwest and pursue a job opportunity at another church. We are very happy and excited with this change. We are excited to get involved and explore what God has in store for us. That being said, we also have sadness in leaving Northwest. There are so many good people there. Bringing me to my point, the day Paul talked with his boss was quite sad for me and I cried. Again, tonight at open house for The Learning Center, Paul's boss came to talk to me about his appreciation of Paul and us. He was quite gracious and genuine...more sadness. Paul started to say something, and I stopped him - no reason for tears at open house.

This has been one of the most difficult decisions for us in our married life. We will truly miss Northwest, but know God has a wonderful new journey for us. Please share our joy and also pray for us over the next few months as we adjust to a new church home.


Rich and Jen said...

We are going to miss having you guys at NW!!

David, Ally, and Micah said...

I know this was a very difficult and prayerful decision for you guys. I'm so happy for the new journey you are about to begin!

What fun for Ethan that he is beginning preschool! I can't wait for him to tell me all about it when I come in October!