We. Did. It.
Dan and me
These are some of Dan's good friends- they call themselves the Oviedo 7, even though there are 8 of them. Go figure. These men and their wives and children have been a blessing to us throughout the last 3 years. We are so thankful for our little RTS family. We're spreading out all across the world, (Florida, North Carolina, Japan, Bangaladesh, England) and I will miss these people dearly.
These are the 14 people that have walked this journey together. MAC 2012- I love them. They all have supported me and challenged me more than I would have ever dreamed, and it has been hard but wonderful. I will miss so many things about each of them as we all go our separate ways.
2 of my besties! Elizabeth and Kim- We need to keep thirsty Thursdays going. Skype maybe?
Dan and me with Dan's parents after the ceremony
Dan and me with my parents and brother, Neil after the ceremony
We are extremely thankful for our families and for their support and encouragement over the last 3 years. They have supported us emotionally and financially and through their prayers, and we could NOT have done this without them. We are SO blessed.
Love this man! We were so blessed by being able to go through seminary together. Graduating together was such a unique experience, and I am so thankful that we are DONE! The Lord has been good to us even in the midst of incredible trials that we never would have expected. The last 6 months have been so, so hard and I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone else but him. I am so proud of him, and he is going to be a great pastor.
So the question on everyone's minds: What's next? We have a few exciting things in the works for the next few years. Dan has accepted a position as a church planting intern with our church, New City. Through his apprenticeship, he will be preparing to church plant sometime in the next few years. We have a pretty grueling assessment to get through in July before that can happen; please be in prayer for us!
I will be working June-August at RTS filling in for our clinic director while she is on maternity leave. After August, only the Lord knows. I have some options for starting a priviate practice, but Dan and I have both decided that some time off would do my heart and my soul good. I'm planning to spend a lot of time at the beach decompressing from the last two years and the intense last 6 months.
I'm also planning to spend LOTS of time in the kitchen experimenting with sprouting, fermenting, tincture making, etc. It will all be documented here on OCF, so buckle up!