Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holiday Plans

I don't even know where to begin. I am using this post to do an announcement that will save me many long phone conversations.... I'm not much of a phone person. I'll first list the facts for those that don't want long details!

The facts:

1. Nick resigned from his job on November 2.

2. Nick had an interview with a company in Colorado Springs on November 12.

3. November 13, today... we are deciding to take the job and try to do the move over Christmas Break.

The details:

God began working in Nick's heart about what he was made to do. He learned what he was not made to do, which is sales. Having an honest conversation with his boss, they mutually decided that he should no longer continue on in the job he was doing. This mutual decision did leave us high and dry and trusting God. I began to look at life with a different perspective. I grocery shopped with a mentality of necessity, not luxury. I flexed the trusting-God-muscles I had been training over the past two years in the book, "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges.

It is so evident that the Lord's hand was orchestrating the details of getting this company in touch with Nick. Nick's entire purpose for this last job he was in (hind's sight) was to prepare and equip him to do the job he will be doing with this new company.

For six years we have lived in Oklahoma with a burning desire to return to Colorado. But now that it is here, we are definitely feeling the bittersweetness of such a desire being fulfilled. We LOVE the people we have been surrounded by and doing life with. My heart is so grateful for the relationships the Lord has allowed during my time here.

There is a temptation to give in to anxiety. Since I see God's Providential Hand in all of this, I choose to trust Him and trust the process of what He is doing. I feel like once I post this, it all becomes real and official. Wow! If you are reading this, please pray for our family over the next six weeks or so during this transition.


soonercolby said...

Wow, how exciting - we are so happy for you guys but we will miss you lots. We will still get to visit you there when we're in town though so that will help a lot. We're bummed - we're going to miss you next month by a week. Darn!

Congratulations - God is so good!

Love, the Sherrills

Chelle said...

I hear ya, loud and clear! That's exactly how we felt coming here. Rejoicing, overwhelmed, thankful, and the whole thing was bittersweet. God is so very good.

Heather said...

Officially sad you're moving away again and miffed that we didn't spend more time together while we were so close! Guess that's what happens when kids enter life!

But how exciting for you to finally be moving a)back to the place you (and I) love and b)so close to Nick's parents! Guess it's their turn to be grandparents around for every minute detail!

Maybe someday we'll come join you all out there. At the very least, we will definitely have a reason to make a detour on our usual route to L.C. every summer!

Love you, friend!

Stacey said...

my only consolation is that you'll be close to my Shelly and that when i come "home" to visit, Mimi and I can make a road trip!!

Stacey said...

oh, and I suppose I should mention that another consolation is that God is so Great!! :)

nikkie said...

how exciting, and i feel like i received a bit of a sneak peek to this post at the run on saturday. : )

i am praying. sad to see you go, but excited at the same to see what God has planned.

The McKays said...

soooo excited for you guys!! what will your parents do w/out you?! :) God's timing is incredible!!! xoxo