Monday, March 8, 2010

The next big adventure

Well, after months of prayer, conversations, hopes, goal setting, and faith, John was offered and accepted the position of Network Administrator at Shadow Mountain Community Church. He starts in two weeks.

Yeeeeahhhhh honey!! That's my J!

I am so proud of my husband. He has worked for the past 6 1/2 years at Point Loma as their Network Engineer, and rocked it (in my objective opinion). Point Loma is a great place, and we will both miss it. It is the place we called home for 4 years, the place where we achieved college degrees, and the place where we met each other and fell in love. John has some great friends and coworkers he will really miss.

Yet we are excited for this new opportunity. We have been going to Shadow Mountain since last September and have really felt good about being there. Of course there is no perfect church, or place, or person. But we feel this is pretty ideal for this period in our lives. It also means J doesn't have to drive 75 minutes every day to and from work. It means he drives 10 minutes a day to and from work. He's also familiar with the place since he went to school there (in his cute little uniform... ah private school, so cute). Love you hun ;)

The guys at SMCC are excited to welcome John to their team, which makes it not quite as scary. He is excited to learn new technologies, meet new people, and be close to home. I am excited he can check on Emma at lunches when I need him to and he will get to learn again. We are excited to begin a new adventure together, get involved at church and meet some other couples, and settle into a new period of life.

Congratulations sweetheart. I am so proud of you. I love you with all my heart. You are wise and such an example to me, and I know God has given you (and me) His peace. And you are the most handsome thing on the planet. (this is J after his interview).

New beginnings are always hard and scary, because they mean goodbye to what's familiar and friendly. But sometimes it's good to step out of the comfort zone and do something different. It is in the newness that we grow.

"Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:12-14

Yay for new beginnings!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats. Congrats. Congrats. We're so excited for/proud of your man!