TTC Tuesday

The Beacon On The Fridge

Tuesday

Well, folks, it’s Tuesday and I’m back – with a skip in my step, nonetheless!The past week has been a wild ride – to say the least. To tell this story, I’ll take you back in time a bit.

Several years ago…

{That’s supposed to be the ‘back in time’ sort of dream sequence…}

My grandmother in New Jersey (Hi Grandma!) took a trip to Maine, and sent me this gorgeous post card…

It was definitely this lighthouse (above), but not this particular picture. I loved it (and of course, the sweet note by grandmother wrote on the back), and kept it on my refrigerator for the longest time.

When Craig and I were dating, one of the first times he ever visited my (then) condo, he saw the postcard on the fridge and said, “Hey, where did you get this?” to which I replied that my grandmother had sent it to me from her trip to Maine. He, then, told me he had given the same exact picture to his mother from his trip (flight for work) to Portland, ME.

I didn’t think much of it at the time, but when I missed the church I was trying to navigate to and ended up a mile or two down the road, with the ocean right in front of me, and this very lighthouse to my left…heading back to the church for my interview, I felt a sense of peace…

If you’re extremely confused at the moment, let me enlighten you:

moving to maineCraig will be flying out of Portland and I will be the Youth Minister for St. Bartholomew’s in Cape Elizabeth, as well as (prayers please!!!!!!!!!! I’m in the final stages of interview!) working with the mentally disabled to help them attain more independent living skills, and of course, continuing school!

So, today’s “Thank You” to our Lord is for His guidance! All along the way, this step (LEAP) of faith has had His Hand on it…and He is truly answering our prayers!! We are so excited for this new season of life and for all that Maine has in store for us!!

Please pray for our relocation!! It’s coming up soon – the middle of next month!

Well, time to head out the door and head home…and continue packing!!! 🙂 Wahoo!!!

P.S. Does anyone want to volunteer to help us move? 🙂

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15 thoughts on “The Beacon On The Fridge

    1. We are just balls of emotion right now, lemme tell ya!! 🙂 We KNOW God’s Hand is in this, and we are just so excited to see where He leads us and what He does! I need to PM you about a dream I had the other night – btw! 🙂

      Love you dear!

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  1. Pier, I am so happy for you. You have been such a great addition at work, and I’m not sure I’ve come across someone there with a kinder, more appreciative attitude. You leaving will be a huge void, but I wish you and your husband all of the best, and I hope we can stay in touch!!!

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    1. Nancy – You are the sweetest! I wish we could have gotten to know each other better while we were both in GA and at work, but I would definitely like to stay in touch. Your work ethic, drive and dedication have been something I admired since I began at the company, and I wish you all the very best!!

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  2. Congrats and good luck. Maine is do awesome love visiting there Would love to help you move but don’t think we would be much help. Safe travels be good and be careful. 😉

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  3. Wow! I am sooooooo excited for the two of you!!! This is a surprise and it sounds like a wonderful way to reinforce your marriage by making BIG decisions together, exciting ones, a new job and new home and new friends/community…..and don’t forget the new “climate”. All of this will be part of your legacy – trusting the Lord and making it happen – Leaping in Faith!

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    1. Oh thank you so much for saying all of that!! It’s truly unbelievable when you just ‘let go and let God’. The places He has led us and the people He has put along are path…only by the grace of God! This will definitely be quite the adventure and growing experience for our marriage – Great things are in store!!!

      P.S. – I’m on L.L. Bean right now looking for wintery boots…:-)

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  4. Yay! I am excited to have a new place to visit! And Pier, your new opportunities sound wonderful & fulfilling 🙂 Congrats you two. I send much love & support from afar!

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    1. Jenna, as always, you have the most beautiful heart and we thank you so much for sharing it with us! We can’t WAIT for you to come and visit (Would you like to come soon so you can share in the joys of moving?!?! 🙂 )! I am SO THRILLED for the opportunities the Lord has placed in our pathway, and am having to pinch myself to make sure all of this is real! 🙂

      We have a spare bedroom waiting! 😉 Love you pretty girl!
      xo
      Pier & Craig

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