Monday, July 7, 2014

The Phone Call That Changed It All….

We thought we had it all planned out.  I had resigned from my current job (effective at the end of the school year) and the new Assistant Principal had been named. We were settling in nicely in our new home.  We were planning a time to visit what would be Mackaylan’s new school.  We were visiting different churches each Sunday we were there.  We were mentally preparing ourselves to say goodbye to our family and friends in SC.  We were ready to make the final move.

But then the call came… The call that changed it all. 

Long story short:  Mickey was contacted by his former employer about a few different possibilities they had open with one of them being to return back home to SC to manage a project they had just be awarded. 

While you would think this would have been a no-brainer, it wasn’t.  However, after lots of prayer, tears, and long conversations, we decided that returning to SC was what was best for our family.

God sure has a way to get our attention doesn’t he?  I think it was His way of reminding us that He is the one in control. 

The past 4 months have been full of trying to settle into our “new normal.”  I was blessed to be offered a position as Reading Coach at another elementary school in our district.  While I enjoyed being an AP, I am really excited to get back into the instructional/curriculum side of things.  We have bought what we could very well see being our “forever home” in a lovely neighborhood right in our hometown.  We have been visiting a new church in our area that not only feeds us spiritually, but challenges us to go deep in our relationship with Christ and with others. 

So, while things have been rather quiet here on the blog, real life hasn’t been.  Things have been crazy, but in a good way! 

As I was writing this post this morning, I encountered the following verse.  I think it is perfect for this “season” of life.

But forget all that- it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new.  See, I have already begun.  Do you not see it?  I will make a pathway through the wilderness.  I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.   Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)


Tracy said...

I'm so excited for you all! I'm so glad that you all will be able to stay close to family.

jodi @ back40life said...

I totally missed that you guys were staying...know your family is thrilled! Hope the new school year gets off to a great start for you! Glad to see you're still in SC :)