The year 2006 was probably the craziest year of my life, full of major transitions that have been pretty emotionally taxing.
- December 2005: Dana and I started dating again after taking an 8-month break.
- January 2006: Dana starts student teaching and moves in with a family from church.
- April 2006: Dana and I are engaged.
- April 2006: The realization sinks in that I’m getting married and am no longer responsible for only myself.
- April 2006: Dana passes her ESL certification test.
- May 2006: Dana graduates from college and moves back home.
- May 2006: Churches start contacting me about youth ministry positions.
- June 2006: I direct the 7th-9th graders at church camp for a week.
- June 2006: I spend two weeks in the Ukraine right before the wedding.
- July 2006: I arrive home from the Ukraine to find out that my part-time IT job no longer exists.
- July 2006: Dana and I get married, become part of new families, and start learning how to live with each other.
- July 2006: As a married couple, we begin living with a totally different budget.
- August 2006: Dana’s search for a teaching position becomes pretty frustrating.
- August 2006: Dana starts a temp job.
- October 2006: Our pastor moves to a new church, which starts many ministry transitions in my current church.
- December 2006: I accept a new youth ministry position in Minnesota.
- February 2007: We move across the country to a new ministry.
I am so looking forward to settling down and hopefully enjoying some stability in 2007.
Posted on January 11, 2007