Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The End of a Chapter

The book isn't finished, but this chapter is closed. Everyone who called to see how I was today asked how it felt to be unemployed. "Weird!" was my response. I thought I was doing fine this morning. I even thought I wouldn't cry...but...when I went to hit the send button on my good-bye email to the company I lost it completely! I found this quote last night and it really says it all...

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie

When we were praying about the chaplaincy it meant a lot to me that my husband asked me if I would be willing to give up my career. I thought about that again today and would still say yes in a heart beat. My desire is to follow Jesus wherever He leads us. It was a great time in my life, but I know God has bigger and better plans in store for us. I'm not going into this blind either. I know it will be tough, BUT I'm trusting the Lord to supply all our needs and looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.

Friends and family - thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement today! It meant a lot to me and I'm grateful to have you in my life. I know there will be more tears because I will miss you all greatly, but that's OK. You're worth the tears and the hurt I feel leaving you. I like how one of the people at my company responded to my email and will end this post with it. GO GOD!

1 comment:

Paulette said...

Go God is right, and I say to you and Kevin both, well done my good and faithful servants. I know God is so proud of you both!
Remember that I am available to you day or night when you need or desire to talk. I love you Laura and am so thankful to be a part of your precious family.
I love you, safe travels the next 2 days I will be praying!!