After a year of turmoil, then peace, then uncertainty, then turmoil, and now peace again, you won’t believe where we’re headed next: Marysville, Ohio. 25 miles from where we started.
That’s right. Conrad has been offered an associate pastor position in a congregation we are already in love with. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind as we went from no job on the horizon, to one phone call that changed everything. We visited the church, Conrad preached a sermon, we had a question and answer time, and by Tuesday afternoon we had accepted the position. The process went quickly, but we feel really good about it. Our kids are excited and we are all looking forward to settling in and putting down some roots. A home! We feel like we can invest in this community for the rest of our lives and, well, we’re just so excited!
The downside of this is that I will be packing my boxes again soon, and I will be saying some hard good-byes. But, knowing that we are going somewhere long-term is making all of this a bit easier.
I probably don’t have to tell you how happy I am to be heading back to where my sister lives. I’ll be able to get to her house in the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee. She can come to my girls’ band concerts. I can watch her boys play basketball. Unspeakable joy. I can hardly believe it!
So, off we go. We are finishing up the school year, collecting boxes, enjoying a few more weeks of my hometown, then heading south to the land we’ll call home.