Hey. I haven’t posted in over a week and I know I should…but I’m being real here….I just have had too much on my mind.
Our 2nd interview was yesterday. It was a cold,snowy/rainy mix all day, but we got there safe. It went great. The kids made us proud parents, I looked loverly (despite the fact that I had whacked my own bangs off the day before in desperation) and Eric taught a wonderful class & preached his heart out. There were lots of compliments. People were very sweet. They took us to lunch. At a college cafeteria. It wasn’t all that great. Our kids were gracious (thankfully). They even helped the adults with trays and cleanup. (See, I’m a proud mama.) People (even an elder or two) told us they hoped we would be around a lot more (wink, wink). Lots of hugs. We felt good as we drove home through the snow. We took the kids to a superbowl party. We decided we were too tired (since we had been up since 5 am) and called everyone who had invited us and told them we weren’t coming. At halftime we got the call that we were not getting the job. No real reason. They loved us. Just had to choose one person. We hugged. I cried. I was glad we weren’t at a superbowl party when we got that call. The phone rang again – it was a couple from that church expressing their sadness. She cried. I cried. We said goodbye. We gathered ourselves to break the news to our kids when they got home. We told them. We hugged. Claire cried. We watched Glee & went to bed. The end.
Now we must tell all the minions of people we have had praying for us. I wish we hadn’t shared. But that’s not what living in community in the Body of Christ is about. So we will continue to share. Funny thing, after sending out emails & texts…it is deafeningly quiet!! I think probably no one knows what to say, but I thought maybe the “Rapture” took place and we weren’t chosen for that either! LOL! (They can’t “see” my bangs, so it can’t be that.)
Life is hard. My bangs are ugly (that’s the real reason…”we can’t hire that man to preach, his wife has strange bangs”). GOD is in complete and utter control & we are desperate for Him. Amen. This is just me being real.