Tuesday, January 25, 2011
So... way back in the summer, our beloved Pastor Jon gave his resignation with a six week notice at church. As soon as he broke the news to Amanda and I, I got a sick feeling in my stomach... Jon left in August and a search committee was already working on finding someone new to minister to our FBC family. Fast forward to October 3rd. Pastor Troy came to "audition," after the service there was a vote and it was passed by a majority vote to call Pastor Troy to FBC. He accepted the call and would have his first official Sunday in mid-November. On October 8th, I was "graciously" informed that I no longer was needed as Secretary, I was let-go. This brought about a great deal of turmoil and bitterness for me. I was sad, I was angry, I was dejected and embarrassed... So many things, emotions went through my mind. In the end, I decided to continue attending FBC and I am still on the Praise Team. It's been difficult to "plug in" and find a place that I belong. I can't believe how much of my identity was wrapped up in my job. Now I am a stay-at-home mom and still homeschooling my oldest two. Now my challenge is to identify myself as Tammy and not just mommy. It is a continual process... Now this post may not be complete, but I had to get some of it out. Thanks for reading!