Sunday, August 30, 2009

Drumroll, Please

Are you ready? Here it is: the moment you've all been waiting for. Or maybe not. But if you've been dying to know what our big news is, I'll let you off the crazy train and tell you.

Right now.

No, seriously, I will.

Ok, here goes:

This morning, at a congregational meeting at a certain church in a certain area of Virginia, that congregation approved the call of Hubba Hubba as their new pastor!!!!

Obviously, we're super excited. This is something we've been working and praying and thinking and hoping towards for, well, almost the entire time Hubba Hubba and I have known each other.

You see, one fall night, Handsome Boyfriend (this was before he became Hubba Hubba) told me that he felt called to ministry. While his telling me this was a big step for our relationship, to be honest, I wasn't surprised. Not only did I know Handsome Boyfriend would make a great pastor, but I always felt that I'd end up as a pastor's wife. (And Handsome Boyfriend and I both knew at that point that we were meant to be married.)

As you might imagine, it's been a long road since that night. There was marriage. There were denominational requirements. And there was seminary life. And denominational requirements. And Wiggle Man arrived. And then were were more denominational requirements. And then there were times we weren't sure exactly what God was doing.

If you've been reading my blog for awhile now, you know that at one point we were considering whether God was actually calling us to serve Him in Kenya. Obviously, He wasn't. I don't always understand the roads God takes us down to show us His plan. But I do know that if we're patient, and quiet enough to actually listen, He will show us His will, one way or another.

Back in June, we traveled down to Virginia to interview with a representative committee from what is now our new church family. I think everyone involved had a sense right away that God's hand was in this.

If you're a part of our new church and you're reading this, I hope you know how very excited we are to meet you and share this life God has called us to lead together. (Oh, and my apologies that you get to hear your new pastor referred to as Hubba Hubba.) I hope you enjoy this glimpse into our lives, and I look forward to getting to know you and your families.


Mighty M said...

How wonderful!! Congratulations to all of you!! ;-)

Kimberly said...

As one of the Virginia church members, I must say we were all very excited to hear all about you this morning. It's great that you will be coming so soon! We also have an awesome little man named Nate who is 18 months old now and I know the boys will get along so well! --Kim & Robert Cheek

Milliemum said...

Yay! So glad to know it's official now! Congrats to you and Hubba Hubba (I feel odd typing Hubba seems awfully familiar...)

Julie said...

Ah! I had a feeling it was something big and cool!
Congrats guys, that is awesome!!

Kelly said...

As another one of the Virginia church members (and the Music Director!) I am sooo excited to welcome you to your Finley Family! I can't wait for you to get here!
-Kelly Hughes

Anonymous said...

I'm from the VA church also. This is going to be great:) Most of the time I sit in front of the Cheeks. Nathan and I sometimes play during church. I hope that doesn't make hubba hubba cranky. I think you and yours will be family and know you are family in this church very quickly. This is a pretty cool little church full of a bunch of pretty cool people and a couple of cantankerousness old goats (I'm one:). None the less, God is good and has a lot of great things in mind for us to accomplish together. Soon and very soon.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you on this new endeavor! Now, Wiggle man needs a sib, huh? Kidding...

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

THAT IS AWESOME NEWS! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys, and I can't wait to read and follow along as you enter this new chapter of your lives!