Sunday, March 29, 2009

Honesty

I have tried to remain unbiased and relatively unemotional when writing about Jordan's job search on here. Obviously, there are people who may be reading this who have something to do with our job search. Mostly, I just dont want to get too prematurely eager or critical. The locations we've been called out to havent always been our first choices, but our prayer has always only been for God's will. I have straight up asked God to make his will someplace in particular, but His (real) ways are better than my wants. (haha)

But it's time to shake the formality off. 

I am SO stoked about Rockport. Seriously, I have loved it from the moment we made the turn away from Corpus towards the peninsula. God has placed an eagerness in my heart for the area and the church and what we can do for the kids here. And to think, I almost didnt go to the first interview! Boy, God knew what I needed, even when I was unwilling! I was worried that we wouldnt know what to do if we got several offers in different places (I think you remember me complaining about allllll of Jordan's interviews and prospects- it was a ton!) and now the only offer that remains is Rockport- the place we preferred over all the others anyway! 

I'm sorry all you Fort Worthers & Augustans, I know we wont be close to either of you (but you can consider our house your vacation home!). I am bummed knowing soon we will have to start all over again in an all new place, but I'm certain it will be bittersweet. And aside from that, there are plenty of things to be concerned about. The proximity to the ocean = higher cost of living and hurricanes. I've never been in such a small town, it's definitely not what I'm used to. I will have to commute and definitely still work full time. And all the great shopping is closer to Corpus! (Although that might help our budget!!) 

But I have this overwhelming sense of excitement and peace. I love Scott & Kim. I think I can speak for both of us when I say we've never felt awkward or unwanted or pressured or grilled. We have a lot of work to do for the youth, right from the word GO. This is exciting- we're going into something that we can really make a difference. It's not starting from scratch, but it's not a group that's already set in it's ways. Ultimately, unless there are some MAJOR red flags this weekend when we revisit the church/community, then I think we'll be open to coming back in view of a call. 

And in saying all of this, I have to mention, we aren't 100% certain we're moving yet. We still have to be voted on, which could always go in a negative direction! I have to prepare myself for this possibility, because it's real! We have plenty of seminary friends who all but packed up there house, knowing they'd be taking a job that they were never offered in the end. I just couldn't hold in my true feelings anymore!!!!! So keep us in your prayers, as we have a lot of choices and changes coming soon. 

3 comments:

Megan said...

I could tell you were stoked about Rockport when you were here. I was definitely rooting for somewhere within driving distance...but I just gotta get over my fear of planes :) Praying for yall and expect a phone call when you know for sure!

Melissa said...

:) I'm happy for you two. And hope Rockport happens.

Samantha said...

I will be praying for you and Jordan! Please let me know how it goes, do you know when the church will be voting?

I would LOVE it if you lived by the beach :)

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