Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's the Day

I've mentioned on here before that some of our best friends are moving away. Well, today is the day. We spent a couple evenings ago at their house, packing and moving boxes. Paul went on his lunch break yesterday to help load the U-haul. They came over last night for coffee and conversation, and we stretched it out to almost 10:30, not wanting it to end. This morning they are driving away with the U-haul to Ft. Worth where they will spend the next two years for Nate to go to seminary. They gave away their dog and are selling their nice, three bedroom home and moving into an old 650 square foot on-campus apartment where they will have to pay quarters to do their laundry. They are leaving the town where they both have family close by, good friends, and good teaching jobs to a new city where they are having to start all over... and on one income.

You may be wondering why anyone would be out of their mind enough to do something like this? They've had a good start, why would they want to move "backwards" ? They will tell you it is because the Lord has called them into youth ministry. And when you meet them, you will know its true. They are passionate about the Lord and about kids... and about kids knowing the Lord. But this is not to say that they are bible-beaters, spouting scripture all day long and happy that they are leaving. They are just like us, normal people, sad they are leaving, and a little scared I think (ok, maybe a LOT scared)... but they have a simple faith that the Lord knows what He is doing and has a Bigger Picture in mind.

While we will miss our almost thrice-weekly get togethers, late night talks, games we always win ;), Myronisms, brownies, and rudy-suckers... you have taught us what it means to follow Christ...we will see you as often as we can and will pray for you always...


StaceyLeigh said...

I am sad they are leaving and I don't even live there any more. What ended up happening to Maggie? We need to get Jaimee on here now to write blogs so we can all be blog buddies.

Teri Dufilho said...

God bless you, Nate and Jaimee....your walk and your trust in the Lord is an inspiration.....we will pray for you and it will be exciting to see where He will lead you in the future!