Where we will stop, only HE knows!!!
Nathan and I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE living here in Wake Forest. It is a beautiful, sweet town with all the charm of small town living. Only a few minutes drive away is the "big city" of Raleigh, which to us is the perfect "big city"-all the bells and whistles, but not nearly as much congestion and headache.
We also know that, this area is SATURATED with people looking for ministry positions. I think both of us feel like we will probably be leaving W.F. to serve somewhere else. We would be OVER-THE-MOON to stay put, but we are being practical and preparing our hearts for going. It is exciting, but so, so SAD at the same time. No matter how mature, ready, stable, (fill in the blank with any adjective to describe and ADULT) that I THOUGHT I was in GA, I know that I didn't begin growing at all until we came here. It was the perfect soil we needed to be planted in to flourish. It is hard to think of leaving somewhere that has brought about so much GOOD change in your life. Hoenstly, I think it will be harder than when we moved here from GA. This feels like our home.
On the flip side, if we can't stay here, we are WIDE OPEN to go wherever the Lord sees fit. That is a thrilling thought to me. Once I get past the idea of having to leave here, it gives me goose bumps to think that the WORLD is full of places that could be our next "great soil" for the Lord's planting.
Nathan's resume will go out this week in response to posted openings. So far, he is sending them to places in TX, LA, NE, AR, AL, GA, and SC. Isn't that exciting?!?!?!?!?! I am praying that I can stay "cool" during this process. I am learning (through seeing all of our sebts friends)that this process can take months, so I can't be anxious or too zealous in this. We want the position to be the RIGHT position at the RIGHT church at the RIGHT time. (RIGHT=God's PERFECT Will). This will work out exactly how it is supposed to work out. We just have to be content to know what we will know whenever we know it.
Along the way, I hope to get more little love notes from the Lord like the one we got this morning. This morning we received the schedule for Nathan's severance checks. Nathan's last check will come on his graduation day. Now, if that doesn't tingle your spine...
Get Ready! Get Set! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!