Despite the beautiful weather, relaxing church service and subsequent coffee hour, today has been rough.
The good news is that Dell's beloved honorary assistant and his family are moving to our former town to take over leadership at our former church.
The bad news is that Dell's beloved honorary assistant and his family are moving to our former town to take over leadership at our former church.
We are thrilled for them and devastated for us. Dell is left without the assistance he has been of course so grateful to have, but more than that a family of dear friends is leaving us. The congregation was in tears when the announcement was made, although we have all known for a long time these wonderful friends would be moving on this summer. Dell couldn't look at any of them while the announcement was being made because he would have cried too.
In 2 fleeting months they will be gone. We are going to be very lonely without this family that we bonded to so quickly.
They are going to a busy church with an active and wonderful congregation, so as sad as we are to lose them we can't help being thankful for this opportunity for them in his first full time parish position. The assistance he will get from the other experienced leaders there will be invaluable. The friends they will make will cheer their hearts as they pull up stakes and move on.
Happy/Sad: aren't many circumstances in life just that way?
I just HAD to go out for Chinese food after church to deal with my upset! Just had to.........and a chocolate peanut butter cup for dessert since it is also Mothers Day. All very soothing for my queasy emotion stretched tummy. So glad such announcements at church are rare. I do wish our friends all the best but this is a rough day.