Sunday, October 26, 2008

One Week to Go

Well, November 1st is coming fast. At this point, it looks like Dan will go ahead and work in LA (it was offered to him), at least for a few weeks while he continues to check things out around here. He'll most likely stay in a hotel or with our daughter during the days he works and be here on his days off. In the meantime, I am working at the church until I'm told it's time to go, if that's what's going to happen.

I've been thinking about that for a few days lately. If Dan decides to move to LA permanently (well, at least for a couple of years), that means I need to give up my job at Grace Church. Twelve years working in the office, working with a team of great people, serving with this team and still loving it. I can't imagine not being there since I've been at Grace for 38 years.

Today Pastor Tim spoke about the wife's role of submitting to her husband, and the husband loving his wife, sacrificially. One of the things he mentioned had to do with decision-making...the fact that it doesn't say "husbands, make all the decisions in your marriage without consulting your wives." We have spoken about the situation with Dan's job and I know my heart's desire is to stay here, stay in this most comfortable place I grew up, where the beaches are my favorite place to visit. He desires the same thing, but if there is nothing here for him, I know he will let me know that there is nothing at this time...we will move to LA. I will accept that decision because I know he will have done what he could to keep us here, but also that he will have been seeking God's direction and the answer came in closed doors.

So, no decisions other than just working for a few weeks in LA. Not sure what that will look like, but we'll deal with that when it comes.

Keep praying.


liz oelker said...

OK FIRST!!!! I submitted to my husband and moved to LA...and I'm surviving. Second, even if you end up in LA, I will be forcing dad to be taking online classes for that stuff he's considering and continue looking for options. Third, you know you want to be near me. Fourth, there are places by the beach within driving distance of LAX and that aren't ghetto. Fifth, hmm what's next well it's not the end of the world. sixth sending your words back at you, Trust the Lord with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. His will be done. Seventh, you may run into Harrison Ford. Eighth, tell him he can sleep on our balcony :) jk. he can stay with us but he cannot bother me while i'm studying which may mean he's sleeping on the couch while i'm in my study...actually jk the couch is probably better for him cause the front rooms get REALLY bright in the morning...and hot. so to sum it all up, stop stressing over this cause it'll all be ok. love you momma

Bonnie said...

Hey Robbin,
Ah yes, the many different dimensions of submission. Being quiet is not one of my best qualities, especially when things don't go well. I have learned tho that praying for our husbands consistently seems to remedy both of us, since we often tend to look at things differently. You have to admit that after being married this long we can safety come to the conclusion that this relationship was not instituted to necessarily make us happy, but when we are true to our commitment to each other, and our covenant to God, it helps to make us become more holy. One thing I know is that irregardless, God already has a plan for the two of you. His perspective has a "happy ending." Just try to not think of all you're leaving, instead just enjoy the journey wherever it may take you. I know you're up for it!

Joanie said...

Your daughter is so cute!! You have a very loving and special relationship!

I will indeed keep you in prayer.

I know from experience that God will bless you in ways you never imagined when you follow your husband. That said, I hope you all get to stay here, and we certainly understand that with change comes excitement, increased trust in the Lord (not that you need it because you've always struck me as a very faithful person), and, well, grief too. And that's okay. Let yourself feel your feelings. (And thank you for shring them here.)

You WILL be blessed, of that I am sure.

Joanie said...

oops! "Sharing them here." is what I meant to say.