Thursday, February 19, 2009

Turn the page

Second star to the right and straight on til morning ~Peter Pan

Today is my last day at WEC and my seven month exile from my family is complete. I have learned so much in the last seven months about myself, about church, about life. I leave for no other reason than it is time to be back with my family. One definite thing to take away from this time is the importance of family. Mine has loved and supported me amazingly. I appreciate the amazing staff and families of WEC that have shared life with me during this journey. In many ways you have been my surrogate family.

When we told Logan, two things he was excited about. I can pick him up from school and we can go to church together. Funny how they identify what is important to them. What is next? I do not know. I leave without a job, but great peace in knowing that I will be with family and faith that it will all be taken care of. (If you have any connections on a job, let me know!)

At the end of many television shows these days, you hear the words, "Stay tuned for scenes from our next episode." A foreshadowing of what is to come. If only life were that simple. I have found that while you may be shown the next step, you don't always see the one after that. It's been a great adventure. Sometimes the shortest chapters in a book are the most significant. For now, it is time to turn the page.

9 comments:

agroeper said...

Wow! That is awesome that you get to be back with your family! We did it for four months and then came back. It was definitely hard but we all learned lessons! I'm so excited for you guys!!

Daniel said...

I wish you peace, love, and happiness. I owe you a hug for your time and energy.

Squirrel said...

It will be great for you to get back home.

Rob said...

Brian, I'm glad you get to be back with your family. I'm going to miss having you at WEC. I thought you brought a lot to the table. I enjoyed getting to know you over the past few months. By the way what is your new number? I only have your WEC number. Email me and let me know.

jake miller said...

brian, i'm proud of you. i know this was a tough decision, but you made the right one. we're definitely going to miss having you here, though. and i'll miss having a fellow tar heel in the office. it was great getting to know you over the past couple of months. we're praying for you as you figure out what the next steps are. i have no doubt that an opportunity will present itself very very soon. keep us posted. good luck to you, bro.

Brian Miller said...

Thanks everyone for the warm wishes and encouragement.

Rob...you are the man. If you have not checked out Rob's blog, do it now. He got me into blogging and is a great friend.

Jake...going to miss you too man. We will celebrate a championship together! Thanks for checking in on me the last several months. You are a great addition to the dynamic staff at WEC.

Agroeper...see you Sunday!

Daniel...I will hold you to it. Our paths will cross again. Keep blogging, I'll keep commenting.

Thanks Squirrel! It is. See todays post.

Scott757 said...

I had no idea you were leaving. You have good reasons but know that you were always a highlight of my Sunday morning. Going to miss you.

The Three Amigos said...

I'm so glad that you are home with your family! I don't know how you and Tara did it. I know all too well how hard seperation from your spouse is and I honestly think what you and Tara just endured is worse than any deployment the Navy can send Reed on. I get a set date for the madness to end. I get used to him being gone and so does Anna. But when he pulls in and out of port, similarly to you pulling in and out of Lynchburg its hard. There is no adjusting. That said, lately, you've looked tired and it was obvious being apart was wearing on you guys. Its a good thing to be home job or no job. But, WEC will miss you!

Marv Nelson said...

Dude, life sounds loco for you...give me a holla on facebook so we can chat! I didn't know 1. your new job had you away from your family and 2. that your job was over. We got to catch up...