Sunday, March 29, 2009

The goodbyes have begun...

So here we go. It's begun already. And I don't know that I'm ready for it yet. The goodbyes have officially begun. Today was David's last Sunday at church. We laid in bed last night and were talking about how strange it was going to be. We've been here for 8 years, and at Shores for 7 years. We started out just in the choir and praise team together, and then David started leading worship along with Roger in the main service, or filling in for him when he was out of town. Then 3 years later, the church launched the Kinetic service and hired David to lead worship and oversee that service. That's where we've been for the last 4 years. And today was David's last Sunday there.

The pastors had us come up in each of the services and prayed over us. As we begin this new phase of full-time ministry. To revel in how amazing God's sovereignty is at how just as Kinetic was ending, He brought along this amazing ministry opportunity for David. And to say thank you to David for his years of service as part of the staff at Atlantic Shores. It was really a sweet time for David and I this morning.

When we got to our small group after all this, they had put together a farewell potluck party for David! What an amazing group of people. One of the biggest blessings for us as a couple over these last 6 months for sure. When we followed God's call to step out and start a new small group for young couples last fall, we had NO idea what that would mean or what it would look like...or if anyone would come. But God has brought together an amazing group of people that we now call friends, and are so blessed to know. I felt so loved this morning as several of them told ME that I could call them if anything happened or if I need anything over this next little bit while David is gone. And I know that they will continue to support me - even as they have supported us as we've gone through these last several months.

David went out to dinner tonight with his best friend from school -a bible teacher. Another goodbye. His last day of teaching is on Wednesday. It's getting hard to think about. Thursday is Callie's birthday, and I have a special surprise planned for the whole family. Looking forward to some special family time. But it's getting harder as the days are approaching.

7 comments:

the mccollums... said...

oh Katy!! I know the feeling...though we still have 4 months to go. I feel for you and will pray for you especially in the coming weeks...you have a lot on your plate. I heard a man recently say "live in the amount of grace that God has given to you for Today." Thats so true...each day is the perfect amount of grace. Love you...

Courtney said...

love you...

anthonyandbeth said...

God is doing some BIG things isn't He! I hope you felt loved and blessed today. love you

The Schaper Scene said...

I am so sorry that we were able to make it to small group yesterday! Kylea and Addysen were both too sick to put in the nursery. We were just going to come to small group, but I had been up all night with Addysen and started to not feel so well myself. We decided not to "share" our family illness with you! We are excited for what the future holds for your family and are so glad that we can "keep up with you" via your blog!

Judy said...

I'm so glad that you're being loved on and cared for during this transitional time in your lives. Ryan and I were talking about you guys tonight and the challenges that still lay ahead and just praying for you guys!

Heather J said...

Having just been there & done that - it is soooooo hard to say goodbye (isn't that a song?) and it will be hard after you move for a bit, but God has big plans for your family and HE will bless you abundantly!!!!! Hugs!

Andrea said...

Wish I could have been there. :( Praying for you guys!