Heavens to Betsy, as Grandma used to say. I haven't posted since mid-December. "What have we been up to?" you ask. We are in sayinggoodbyeandpacking - whilelookingforwardandplanning mode; like Thalia & Melpomene, the happy and sad masks of Greek drama.
I'm moving from Fayette First UMC to Toney UMC. Even if we are only saying "so long for now" it is a sad thing to take leave from here. I love these folks. It does make me feel better to know that they will continue to grow in faith and number with their next pastor. He has the gifts and graces to lead them into the next chapter. Still, the sad face of Melpomene is appropriate.
The excitement that comes from seeing great potential brings out the Thalia in me. The church sits in the path of incredible population and building growth in Madison County. The people we've met seem organized, open and warm. We will be living 20 minutes from my mom & dad, sister & her family, and nearby are lots of friends from high school. The girl-child will have a terrific school to attend and will get to train with a top notch swim team.
So if I seem a little like I have multiple personalities you will understand. I'm bidding adieu, and looking forward...