So many transitions in my life during 2006

Tim and Dana WeddingThe 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

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