Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Choose Your Own Adventure

So I took this interim position with the understanding that it would last until January 1, and I certainly trusted that the DS would do whatever she could do make a permanent appointment by that time. The contingency plan was that if she couldn't make a permanent appointment, the church would continue with an interim until July, and I would get right of first refusal if the church still wanted me around.

Rock. Meet hard place. I was distraught, realizing how much I love this church and how hard this has been on my family. I mean, we're not suffering, but Jay and I are two ships passing in the night and my house looks like a tornado has come through--even more than usual. But what would I say if they asked me to stay. This kept me up many a night.

But an appointment has been made. There is a new pastor ready to start in January and as far as I know everyone is thrilled with the arrangement. My heart broke just a tiny bit knowing that our pastor/parish relationship would definitely be ending at the beginning of the year, but it also meant that I didn't have to make any difficult decisions. Let's hear it for no difficult decisions.

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