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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

...reality is setting in...





we're moving. and it's getting more real. we've been interviewing (well, the wesley board has been interviewing) candidates for steve's job and reality is setting in. they actually have narrowed the candidates down to two, both of which interviewed all day today and attended wesley tonight.  i can hardly believe that steve only preaches two more times before we leave!  i've kept myself busy the last few months trying to keep the house clean, perusing resumes of potential replacements, looking at georgia homes online, and trying to sell our house-- basically busywork.  so much so that i haven't actually spent much (if any) time reflecting on our five years in orlando and the fact that we are only two months away from a big change. we've made amazing friends and have invaluable relationships with students and post-students.  and there is the reality that this is the only place the girls truly know as home. there are people here that are family to us.  a new chapter in our lives is coming, and it's all good, but there is an undeniable comfort in the familiar. and life as we now know it is almost over. i'm sad about that.  i think it was seeing the two potential replacements meeting our people today that kicked it in for me. like i said, it's all good. right?  i keep reminding myself.

8 comments:

April said...

Oh Randel, you all will be greatly missed. I will miss your looks across the leaders' circle. I miss getting glimpses of what my girls will look like together in years to come. I will miss getting to hear Steve preach (and challenge my walk). I miss you all!
God has great things planned for you. I delight in that! I know that he will carry you and the girls through this time of change. You are in my prayers!!

julie and joe said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Annie said...

I know what you mean.

Boggsy said...

It is all good...tough...but so good! Y'all are in my prayers constantly. I can't wait for you guys to be close! By the way, Randel, am I the long blogger you spoke of on Tyler's blog?! I try to keep it as short as possible...honestly... ???

ziondreamer said...

wow friend.
my heart hold your heart.
love you!

Writeaway said...

You're not just moving to Georgia... you're coming HOME! God is returning you to a place where people already love you. How cool is that?

Writeaway said...

Oh - and we're praying at RiverStone and StoneBridge for your house to sell!

carrie said...

it is bittersweet to move sometimes, isn't it? then you remember that the reagins won't be far away:)