Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Not Yet

Christiana today - taking a much-needed break from my online workspace. I'm a huge fan of websites & so-forth, but it's a whole new ballgame when I'm the one trying to get the information out there. I want to make sure all of my data is accurate. And I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my writing. (Just ask my husband. :)

So what am I doing to unwind from my last two days of web-design? I'm blogging. Online. Which requires multiple edits & rewrites before posting. I really know how to relax, don't I?

We've been very blessed by the positive replies we've received from our latest newsletter. We've also been asked numerous times, "Why aren't you telling us where you *might* be going??" and "Why can't you tell us the names of the schools?"

Blame me. Phil would have told y'all everything; I'm the one that asked him to keep it quiet for just a little longer.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had the unfortunate experience of sharing an idea/dream/design/desire, and then endured an onslaught of unsolicited advice.
This is not to say that all advice is negative, or that we're not supposed to seek wise counsel from those around us. There is a time & a place for that, but I'd like to hold off from the public opinion polls for a bit longer.

Right now, we don't have any official invitations, so it seems a bit premature to say,"We're going to ________," or "We'd like to be in ________," when perhaps that's not where we're supposed to go. While we do sense that it's between two specific schools, neither of us as a strong sign that the school in _______ is "the one".

Truthfully, I think my biggest reason for this self-imposed silence is that I want us to know that we're allowing God to lead us in the right direction, and that we're really listening to His cues. This is a major life-decision for us, second only to picking out a mattress. There are so many positives about either - and BOTH- possibilities!

Suppose it should be one of those scenarios in which the Lord is leaving us with two open doors? Well, then, my prayer is that we'll be able to make a wise & informed decision based on our gifts & strengths, not on the feelings of a mother's brother's sister's cousin's auntie's Uncle Barney's father.

If you really fear that you'll expire unless you've been clued in to our schools of consideration, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail. Otherwise, sit back & enjoy the wait with us.

1 comment:

  1. I finally figured out how to comment on your blog. Now I need to know how to subscribe to your newsletter on MailChimp. Praying for you today. Diana