Not only will we miss Nathan . . .we will miss his sweet family. His wife is funny and quick witted and caring. They have three beautiful children - their newest addition to the family is a little girl from Ethiopia. They just brought her home after a four year long battle. We've prayed for that child and bought cakes baked to raise money for the adoption. Their son and other daughter are cute and bright and we've watched them grow over the last several years. All of these family attributes add up to equal a wonderful family . . .and to one big grief puddle for us . ..and hopefully, joy (and I'm sure a little grief, too) for them!!
|picture from our church newsletter of their sweet family|
we love them and are going to miss them
Nathan preaching in Contact worship
We can't look back for long. Starting in July we have two new ministers coming to join our staff - Christian and Amy. I know they are going to be wonderful additions to our staff!! We are all looking forward to being in ministry with the two of them. They will bring new gifts to our staff and we will learn to love them like we've loved their predecessors. I'm hoping that they will love us, too!!
If the changes ended there, it would be awesome but that is not the case. Y'all know how much we love our Tuesday night group, right? Kelly's last Tuesday night . . .was Tuesday night. She has loved us and we have loved her. We wish her well as she moves to another state to be a pastor in the Lutheran church. She has been such a faithful Tuesday night attender and has MUCH wisdom. We will miss her so very much. She has a great laugh and she loves Jesus and that church in Kentucky is going to LOVE having her as one of their ministers!!
Change is in the air! I don't cry often but if you see me weeping sometime over the next few weeks . . .just know that I am grieving . . .but also rejoicing. I am grieving because I have loved . . . and I don't plan to stop loving anytime soon!