Thursday, February 19, 2009
A New Leaf
As spring approaches, most of us eagerly anticipate the end of winter. Warmer temperatures surprise us more frequently, the green color slowly returns to the horizion and the familiar chirping of birds and crickets graces our ears. Seasons are changing for us as well. As most of you know, I was laid off from my job with Crafton Tull Sparks on January 9. Since then I have been looking for work and pondering all of the questions that invade your mind after a life altering event. We have had such great support from all of those around us. Our family, friends and church family have shown us an immessurable amount of love and we are truly greatful for that. On Wednesday I was in Olathe, KS for an interview with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). I have since been offered the position and have accepted. Details are still trickling in, but I will likely start sometime in the middle of March. Stefanie and I believe that God has answered our prayers by providing this opportunity for us. This is a very exciting/nerve racking/sad time for us. Change is never easy, but is often beneficial. We will leaving an area that we both have grown to love. We have made so many friends and we hate to create a further physical distance betweeen us, but know that you will always be in our hearts. We plan to come back and visit when possible and will do our best to stay in touch. We have several friends in the KC area and we look forward to being near them. Again, we can not thank you enough for all of your prayers. We know that without them things would have been much worse. Please know that this is not goodbye, simply a new leaf.