Many of you have been following along on our generously stretched out transition into the new, and at times uncertain, military lifestyle. And we are abundantly thankful for you! You’re the ones God has strategically placed in our lives to live out this mission; our supporters, our encouragers, our prayer warriors, and our future out-of-state visitors. We’ll have a guest bedroom with your name on it!
So, with out further ado, two weeks ago we received a phone call from Derek’s recruiter and well, long story short, Derek’s class date was extended from March to October…with no guarantees the date won’t be prolonged again. Yikes. Being in transition for so long, and now even longer is a little disheartening, ever been there?
Well, in my inner of inners, I know it doesn’t have to stay that way.
It’s no secret that surrendering your career and lifestyle to that of the military, is going to be surprising, inexact, and unpredictable. And as sobering as that is, this is what we knowingly signed up for. However, Derek and I are no strangers to surrendering our lives and plans to something larger than us. Something even more so: surprising, inexact, and unpredictable, yet still exciting and all too satisfying.
Thankfully, Derek and I have been playing this uprooting out of comfort, always pruning, expect the unexpected game our whole lives. Except it’s not a game, it’s real! And we are no rookies. And what’s more real, is God’s love, provision, peace, and goodness through it all. So we have nothing to fear. (That’s pretty much the synopsis of this whole Christianity thing - in case you were wondering.)