Friday, April 30, 2010

Finally. Wonderful News!

Well, it's been 2 and a half long years, but I'm finally able to write the blog post that I've been itching to write for months. I wanted to let all of you know that Doug has been offered (and has accepted) a new job!!!!  

His new position is with Winona State University, as the General Manager of the student run radio and TV stations on campus.  Students in the Mass Communications degree program are required to participate on both stations as part of their major requirements, just like it was required of both Doug and I when we went to college at Bemidji State University so many years ago.  In essence, Doug has come full circle.  Twenty six years later, he’ll be hanging around the campus radio station once again, but this time as a mentor and as a teacher, not as a student.  He is excited to have the opportunity to impact the lives of so many students.  To this day, we fondly remember those professors at Bemidji State University that impacted us so greatly!

As far as moving goes, our plan is for Doug to live in Winona during the week, and for him to come home to Lakeville on the weekends.  We have a 16 year old son who will be a junior in high school next year and uprooting him to a new school isn’t something we want to do. Both boys (Eric will be in his second year of college next fall) are extremely attached and involved with our church, Mt. Olivet, and the thought of taking them away from that is heartbreaking.   We are thankful they love it and that they continue to want to serve there.   We realize it will be a very rough road, but the road we’ve already traveled has been rough and we are confident the Lord will help us see this through as well. 

I can't end this post today without taking a moment to thank all of you, my faithful blog readers.  You know who you are, but I'll name just a few that have religiously prayed for me and supported me with your loving comments.....Jacki, Peg M, Jenn in GA, Julee, Kim C., Melody, Chelmom, Mudmaven, Janine, Bristowmom,  Anita C, etc, etc, etc.  I could go on and on.  There are many, many more of you that never gave up on me and I thank you!  Your prayers, love, and support have sustained me through many dark days.  You constantly encouraged me and believed that good would come once again.  Some of you believed when I had a hard time believing myself.  Through it all, God has been faithful and has sustained us.  Truly, it was not of our will that we made it through intact.  We still shake our heads at the wonder of it.  What we are confident of is that we couldn’t have done it without our faith, family, and friends. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.  We are excited about our new venture!

Hugs,
Amy

27 comments:

  1. praise GOD from Whom all blessings flow!!!

    what fantastic news, and what a fabulous opportunity! i think i would love being part of a college community, and i know the kids will love doug and you...when life permits you to consider moving and being there together full-time.

    what a journey, but what faithfulness He has displayed. you too have been faithful to remain on the path, even when you have not had much hope.

    congrats on this marvelous development!

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  2. Amy... PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am so happy to hear this news for you & Doug. Know the commuting back and forth won't be easy, but know the Good Lord will see you through this too!!!

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  3. Rejoicing with you!

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  4. Amy - Congratulations on the wonderful news! I'm sure you and your family can now exhale and relax a bit before this new chapter in your lives begins. I've been checking back every day hoping to see this good news and I'm glad you shared it with us. Blessing - Doris :)

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  5. What a blessed day! I am so happy for you all! I just know that you will work out any bumps in this road too, just as you always do. ~chris

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  6. Congratulations to your husband! WSU is a really great school. My son attends there and just loves it! (I'm actually wearing my Winona State tee-shirt today!) That has to be such a huge relief and an answer to prayers for your family.
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Neat! Now aren't you glad the Lord delayed & you waited. I'm sure Doug will love this new job & I'm confident that God will continue to be faithful in all the other details!

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  8. WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am soooooo happy for you Amy!!!! HUGS to you girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I am so excited for your family!

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  10. oh what a wonderful post to read as I'm finishing up my day. God is so faithful and answers prayers. I started my day with a phonecall from a blog friend that a pryaer had been answered and I get to read this as I close out my day!
    What a Mighty God we Serve!!
    I'm so happy for ya'll!
    p.s. how crazy that my word verification is SHINE

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  11. Such good news. Doug's job sounds fun. I'm so happy for all of you.

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  12. Debbie12:13 PM

    Praise the Lord! So happy for you all! Exciting times ahead!

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  13. Shedding some tears of joy for you guys - great to hear your news and a very wise decision not to uproot your sons at this key time in their lives. I am so thrilled for you. Doug I hope you really enjoy the new job and Amy I hope your local friends will be there with a helping strong hand if needed when Doug is away in the week. God bless you all. Janine

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  14. Congrats to your hubby. My husband has been laid off so many times in his career. The last one was in January but this time he just retired. No having to move!! My son and family live in Lakeville and my daughter is a sophomore at Lakeville North. Small world.

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  15. Peggy S from Ohio7:21 AM

    So Happy for you!

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  16. WONDERFUL!!!! and Congratulations!!!!

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  17. Anonymous3:37 PM

    I was so excited to read your good news today. It has been a long time coming. I remember when you first shared about his job loss. God is so good.
    Connie Conlon

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  18. How FANTASTIC!!! Many praises to God for His faithfulness during these past two really hard years, not just with the job, but with other losses as well. You continue to be a light and a joy to your readers, no matter the circumstances!

    many blessings,
    barb

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  19. Amy, I am so happy for you and your family. It truly is a blessed day!

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  20. Praise the Lord, Amy. I'm soooo happy for you all!

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  21. Hallelujah! I'm soooooooo happy to hear this news! Doing a little happy dance for y'all! :)

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  22. BIG CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you both. Sometimes it takes a long time to secure the right job move...and it's hard to be patient! I hope this works out to be fabulous for you two! :D

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  23. Amy, I'm sorry I'm late catching up with you but wanted to say how happy I am for you and your family! Gosh, it has been a long time for Doug and this job sounds FANTASTIC! How exciting to be able to impact so many young lives!! Best wishes to you all!

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  24. Amy, I am so excited to hear your awesome news! Sorry I am so late in hearing it too, but things have been crazy for me. Just for starters, I have made 3 trans-pacific trips in 3 weeks! I am currently settled in Taiwan for a few months where, until today, I couldn't figure out how to check my favorite blogs. But I finally figured it out and checked yours first. I am so happy for you! It has been my priviledge to pray for you and your family these past 2 years. May God continue to richly bless you.

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  25. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Amy,

    I've never posted over the years, but I have always followed your blog...I am so excited and happy to hear your wonderful news...the lord is so amazing. I've recently lost my job also, and not sure where my path will lead but I'm waiting for the lord to show me the way.

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  26. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Great news - I am so happy for your family. Diana

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  27. Oh, Amy, this is just wonderful! I am so behind on my blog reading that I just saw this today. Praise the Lord! He answers prayer! I know just how difficult it is to live in a tight financial situation. I am so happy for you guys!

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