Sunday, August 14, 2011

Luckily I Won't Be Hyperventilating...

It was announced today that my precious, amazing husband will be the new Associate Pastor of our church, beginning in September. I could tell you about, what I consider, the miraculous path that led us to this place. I could tell you about Provision that we have already seen that makes our existence in this place possible. I could tell you about how loved and celebrated by our Church family we already feel. I could tell you how cool it will be for Mark to integrate into a staff of people who are certain heroes to us. I could tell you how awesome-sauce it will be for Mark to work under a true man of faith for the next 4 months, and then under his insanely gifted best friend, who will take the reigns as Senior Pastor in January. All of these things could be their own blog posts, and who knows, maybe someday they will be.

But what I want to tell you about is something that is the true to miracle to me. You see, there would have been a day that if you had told me I would be the proverbial Pastor's Wife, I would have hyperventilated and hidden in a cave (because there are so many of those in Lubbock). I would have panicked that I wasn't worthy of the post and that I would surely disappoint, or worse yet embarrass my church somehow. But because of a perfectly timed journey that I have been on for months (and continue to be on) I know that it is exactly okay for me to be me. That my hope is in a Redeemer who is actively creating the very best version of me, and that is simply enough. That I don't have to pretend to be someone I am not. I don't have to act any certain way or appear to be someone who has her stuff together. All that is expected of me, is to be genuine and to be someone who seeks after Love Himself.

And because of this, I face our new life direction with excitement, hope, anticipation...

I am thankful for a God who cares more deeply about me than I could ever fathom and who has more for me than I could ever understand. And I am thankful to be shoulder to shoulder with a group of people who mirror that Love to me and my family everyday.

Let's do this!!!!


5 comments:

Doug Halcomb said...

"Let's do this" - indeed!

big D wilsons said...

looking forward to it!! you (and the mr.) will be awesome!!

emmateaches said...

You and Mark are *such* role models to me and Jeremy. We talk of you guys often and are so thrilled that Lainey will grow up in this church. We love you both just as you are...Look forward to getting to know you both better!

Mimi said...

Rejoicing with you!

Ali said...

so very awesome-sauce. congrats!