Today the pastors took the church staff out for a goodbye lunch for me. Next week is my last one as a receptionist in the office. It’s kind of the first big change we’ve made in preparation for the move this summer. I’ve been on staff for almost three-and-a-half years and feel blessed to have been a part of the behind-the-scenes work that helps to keep our church’s ministries flourishing. Answering the phone to cheery friends’ voices, drafting announcements for classes and potlucks, working under my dad and one of our dearest friends, Pastor Mark…in a lot of ways, it’s been a “dream job”. I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to serve Him in such a unique and rewarding venue. I’ll truly miss it.
The roses are from my dad. He also gave me a beautiful hand-written card and a gift certificate to one of my favorite restaurants as a thank you gift. I should have been giving him presents. How many gals get to work for their dads? That aspect of the job was nothing but 100% positive and rewarding, and it’s easily the biggest thing I’ll miss.
With my church position coming to a close, I’m increasing my work hours as Program Administrator for the company I work for from home. Lord-willing I’ll be taking that job with me to California. It offers some schedule flexibility, which will be helpful as we grow busier with general wrap-up here before school begins.
Now to buy a car, prep and put our home on the market, and do all the other million little things on our before-we-move checklist! =) School starts in 178 days!