Monday, October 16, 2006

Transitions...first two months in so-cal

After a splendid retreat in early August, Janay and I settled in to a new adventure in Southern California. We moved into a "cozy cottage" with a large living room and a loft bedroom. Jeremiah immediately tested the pool and has done so daily since.

We finally did it, the anticipated move has come to be. A great friend is now owns my business, and we are diving headlong into this adventure of grad school. I am enrolled at Talbot Seminary, working toward an M.A. in Philosophy of Ethics and Religion. And Janay has been a huge encouragement and support as we begin this adventure together!

I began classes with fear and trepidation but things have settled a bit since. The "fog" that sets in when starting the program should lift sometime before Christmas, but even now I am becoming comfortable in not understanding everything - knowing it will come together sooner than later.

Janay counsels elementary school students at a high need Anaheim school. Her work is difficult, and the grant which hired her has lofty objectives without much direction for reaching them. She has embraced the task of developing a program and is running with it.

The attractions of Los Angeles have kept us busy & we love being close to the beach again, but we desperately miss our friends in v-town. Trying to build new friendships has been a tiring challenge in the midst of this transition. But we know these things take time.

We are excited for the adventures God has for us here - because we know He guided us to this place.

1 comment:

The Taylors said...

Hi friends! So fun to see your words on our site. So funny, I write this whole response asking for your site address when you start one... oops. I figured it out and here I am! South Calif, huh? Does that mean we get to see you next year when we're in the States? Brilliant... will be wonderful to hear even more details then. Keep writing!! Love the profile pic too. Good on ya.