July 16, 2008

T-7

We are living in an alternate universe right now as we are packing up our house and wrapping things up as prepare to move, which will happen next Wednesday and Thursday. We are living in the past, present, and future all at once and it's a bit hard to wrap our minds around it. It's definitely weird watching life move on without us and yet we're still here. We're excited, sad, nostalgic, nervous, and overwhelmed all that the same time. We just keep reminding ourselves to take one day at a time and be thankful for all God has done so far and will continue to do here and in Virginia.

Tonight we say goodbye to our church family. I am not good at goodbyes. I would much rather just slip out the back door and be gone. It makes me uncomfortable in so many ways, but I am so thankful for the time we've been given to reflect on the past years at Central. Soooo much has happened in our lives personally since we arrived. I was only 24!!!! And childless. And now we've got 3 kids, one of whom will start kindergarten in the fall. I have grown so much and learned so many lessons, sometimes the hard way. But my favorite thing is to think about all the hundreds and hundreds of students that have come through and blessed our lives. We absolutely LOVE you (if you're reading this) and are so thankful for the opportunities we've had to be a part of your lives, Aggies. I've loved watching God do so much in the college ministry and watching past and present students become leaders, disciplers, disciples, and missionaries. As we say goodbye tonight, many of you whom we love so much won't be there and I'm glad in some ways because that means you are all across the world serving the Lord. I will picture your faces and remember you and ponder these things in my heart.