4 Golden Eggs

4 Golden Eggs
our children

Sunday, March 20, 2011

bittersweet goodbyes

My Beloved is on his way to Minnesota (he is actually there now). He begins work at his new job tomorrow. I am so proud of him. It's been 20 months since he lost his job of 10 years. He has landed a good job after many searches and interviews with other companies. 

Many people are sad to see him go. He has been a teacher of junior high school students in a Bible study class once a week. His students made him a strawberry cake and gave him a photo of themselves so, he will not forget them. How could he? They are each unique and amazing young people who have really enjoyed having his as their teacher. He's the type of teacher that uses current events and movies (like Kung Fu Panda) as examples of faith and Bible lessons. 

 He had planned on leaving early Friday morning for the 27 hour drive from our home to MN. As the day progressed, it was closer to the time our four children come home from school. Even though he had said "good-bye" to them that morning, he needed one more "good-bye". 

 Here he is in a tender moment with our Max. 

 Charlotte adores her Daddy and had to give him a  "smooch kiss".

Grant and Benjamin chased after him to say one last "good-bye". 

I wiped the tears from my cheeks and put on my strong Mommy face. He leaves with my heart. He plans on returning for Grant's birthday at the beginning of April. Until then, Carry On!


  1. I want to be sad for you but I am thinking, instead, how blessed you are.

  2. Oh, those 'good-bye' photos are tear jerkers.
    But also wonderful memory makers. Thank you for posting them. I will be praying for you and the children more than ever. Hang in there! Hope Daddy David does well and hope it will be soon that you all can join him in a new home.

  3. I just found your blog and became a follower. You have a beautiful family! Love your blog! Erin


  4. This post brought tears to my eyes. So happy that Uncle David has work again but I'm sure it's hard to say goodbye! Hugs to everyone.


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