After much soul-searching, praying and seeking respected council for these options, Dan's accepted a position to be part of a fantastic church in Washinton DC, Church of the Advent. We will be moving early to mid-August into the city and starting another chapter of our lives. We're excited. And scared.
And as we transition into ending this chapter of our lives I'm both thankful and sad. Thankful that we had a chance to be part of a lovely church family in Vienna. Thankful that my boys got to experience another culture and that diversity will be engraved on their hearts. Sad that my son that was born in Vienna will have no memories there. Sad that my other boys (and hubby) that worked SO hard at learning German will have little to no retention of it. Thankful that we start a new phase with a staff and church we adore and respect. Sad to say goodbyes to our friends in Florida that have embraced us as if we never left. Thankful to be on the same continent as family again. Sad to be a continent apart from many that became family to us.
Thankful for our past.
Hopeful for what is next.