Sunday, September 17, 2006

To everything there is a season

So today we said goodbye to Jarrod and Lauren. They're beginning a new chapter in their lives together as he takes a new ministry position in Texas at the Riverside Church of Christ there. It was definitely a bittersweet time with emotions on both ends of the spectrum. I'm very excited for them and know that they will both be a blessing to the people in Texas. But at the same time, I will miss having them in our lives. They've been so accepting and welcoming to us since we arrived here in California; I had begun to think of Jarrod as a much wiser little brother. Dealing with their departure is a little tough; I'm still trying to heal from our move last year. I know good things will come of it all, though. Maybe I've finally convinced Jarrod to start blogging!


jettybetty said...

They are moving to our neck of the woods. We have friends at Riverside--sounds as if they will be blessed!

Some parts of change are wonderful--and then this part of change just stinks. (that's probably not a very theological way to put that)

I hope to email you tonight--I appreciate what you said yesterday!


Mellie said...

Our lives are like a revolving door: some people come in, others go out, others hang around for a long time, a few are around briefly but make the largest impact of all. Every connection is a blessing. How wonderful that you got the opportunity to meet and get to know Jarrod and Lauren. You can be sure they're taking you along with them to Texas in their hearts.

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