Friday, July 11, 2008

Big News

Well, long-story-short, we are moving to Memphis in about two weeks. Yes, two weeks. This is something we have been contemplating for some time now, but just recently has seemed to make enough sense for us to actually go through with it.

We can't tell you many more details because so much is unknown even to us. We feel that God is not leading David to vocational ministry right now, so as David has been looking for work, it has just seemed to make sense that we head south. For those of you who do not understand the Memphis connection, it is mainly to do with the fact that my sister and her family are there, along with some incredible friends of both mine and David. And we are looking forward to being five hours closer to our parents which will be nice for many reasons.

Please pray for us. We are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives, but it is not without some anxiety. It is not an easy thing to know (in our mid-thirties) we have obtained an MDiv (and plenty of student loan debt!) and not feel that we are being led to do ministry. Which, brings many questions in and of itself. Pray David will find a job, maybe even one he can enjoy. Pray that God would graciously allow this next chapter in our lives to be good---rich and deep for our little family and that it would reveal His plan for us.

We will miss St. Louis. I will write more about that later, but for now just wanted to (finally) put the news on our blog.

Here are some fun pictures we took last weekend that illustrate one example of things we will miss here in St. Louis...Tower Grove Park.

Samuel recently loves to swing.



And we have discovered the fountains.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! I laughed out loud when I saw these pictures!!! I cannot believe how much he has grown and changed in a few short weeks. I am so looking forward to you guys being here! We love you, Samuel!
Lv,
Aunt NIki

Katie Welch said...

Congratulations! We will miss you at the Saint Louis Public Schools, but I am happy to hear that you will be nearer to your family. What could be more important? Samuel is getting so big, and he couldn't be any cuter. He is such a big boy, unlike my thin-as-a-rail Josie.
I wanted to share a couple pictures with you of Josie wearing the adorable skirt you gave her! I sent the pictures today to your district e-mail, if you get the chance to look at it one last time!

Take care, and enjoy your time with little Samuel. Josie is suddenly a little girl - before you know it, Samuel will be a little boy!

Love,
Katie

Dan, Annie, Will and Mocha said...

We will pray, so glad that you guys have made a decision and are trusting God to take care of you, that's what it's all about, right?
We are excited to hear what God has for you in Memphis besides good community.
Samuel is so big and adorable.