Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So Nick, along with 20 of his classmates, will be a 'part' of the call service tonight, but they will not be receiving calls. They will be recognized and walk across the stage. Thankfully we were already planning to attend so my parents will be here to watch our kids. I have mixed feelings about them being made to participate, but I suppose it will be good for everyone to see the guys still waiting patiently for a call.

Now what? We wait...AGAIN. Maybe there will be a call for Nick tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe next month, maybe this fall, maybe ? As of now, we are planning to move into my parents' basement. God bless them for taking us in. Nick will hopefully find a job while we are there. And we will wait! We will spend a week or so with Nick's family during their vacation on Kelley's Island. Hopefully that is relaxing and enjoyable for our family.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Here's an idea, let's try to take a family picture right before naptime. Ready? Go.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's coming...

Pretty much the only thing on our mind right now, with the exception of 8 million other things, is the CALL SERVICE. April 28 we will finally find out where Nick will be a pastor. The culmination of 5 years of work. So much has happened in 5 years that it's impossible to remember it all. I'm sure I could write a book on just those years if only my mind would allow me to recall it. 2 dogs, 2 babies, 4 moves, 5 cars (seriously), 5 jobs (maybe more), countless churches, friends, and family involved. All trying to get us to where God wants us! I'm not sure how it will feel to move someplace and know that it 'could' be where we stay. For more than 2 years in a row. That idea just doesn't sink in and I'm sure it won't sink in until we are actually living in the same place for several years. Or maybe not until my kids are teenagers. Or going to college. Probably when they are married.

There is a lot of stress and anticipation leading up to the service, but in reality, we have no control. And that's a good thing. Sure we have our likes and dislikes. I might feel initial disappointment or excitement when they announce the city and state. I'll probably cry at some point (hopefully at home AFTER the service) but it will just be a releasing of all the emotional build up. It's going to be hard. Moving always is, especially when it's away from family and familiarity. I won't be upset, though. God has a fabulous sense of humor, as He has proved thus far in my life, so I plan to enjoy the ride. I know people want to know where WE want to go, what WE are hoping for, but honestly, MY hopes and dreams of the past have been totally blown away. I never wanted any of the things I have today, but they are exactly what God had in store for me and my life and it is perfect. And so, where He will call my husband is just another twist in our roller coaster of life.

I pray that God would grant us peace and contentment. I pray that He would help our families to be understanding.