Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Decisions

This summer has been crazy for Jared and I. While trying to keep normalcy for the girls through summer activities we have been faced with life-changing decisions and now that it's all said and done we have seen that Heavenly Father's hand has been guiding us all along. In May, a recruiter for a station group contacted Jared for a position available in Pittsburgh. It was an enticing opportunity and we entertained the idea all summer. However, after he flew there for the interview we concluded it wasn't the move for us. We are so grateful that we have the influence of the Holy Ghost in our lives that helps us and whispers to us as we try to make decisions--even deciding upon two good things. I guess the Lord works in mysterious ways because the same day Jared told Pittsburgh we were not moving there, he was called to serve here as Second Counselor in the Bishopric. We were completely stunned by this turn of events but excited about the potential for growth that will come with it (Jared began to think Pittsburgh didn't sound too bad afterall ;) Traditionally, fathers ordain their sons to the office of High Priest so this past weekend Jared's mom and dad came to Nashville so his dad could ordain him. It was a very special day and the Spirit was so strong in that room. I'm especially grateful that Regan stayed asleep the whole time so I could listen to all of it...just one of the MANY tender mercies that Heavenly Father has given to us.

4 comments:

At Derico Photography, said...

That is very cool... amazing how the Lord leads us, even when we have no clue why some things do or do not work out the way we think they should.

likeschocolate said...

You will be glad you didn't go! The city is yucky! Hang in there because better opportunities will come knocking on your door. Heavenly Father always provides for us beyond our wildest dreams. I am glad Jared's family could come and visit and ordain Jared.

Joanna said...

I'm glad your choice was to stay here too! MJ is far, but not as far as Pittsburgh!!!! Love you!!!

Kathy said...

It was an honor for Larry to have Jared ask him to ordain him. We had a lot of fun in the short time we were there. Now we know what Tennessee looks like in the summer!
Love you guys!