Friday morning, we had the fun and privilege of participating in the Farewell Show for Dillon on KGMI radio. After 12 years on the radio, he is moving on to new challenges as Communications Director for Save Family Farming. It’s a great fit for him, and will be a nice change to more regular hours (the news makes for an irregular and demanding schedule!) as he and Tiffany now have a kiddo. As well, he can now focus on his passion for agriculture, and I think the ag community will benefit! I will certainly miss hearing him every day, but am mollified to know that I can still listen in Saturday mornings, 7:00am, to his Farming Show. You should too!
Then Saturday, Randy and I, Jon, Cait and Kit, caravanned down to Olympia to pack up Jess’ apartment and move him north, to Mercer Island. Jess, too, has a new job. He is moving on from his work in the Legislature as a Public Information Officer for the Senate Republicans. He’s spent a number of years, in various positions with various lengths of tenure, and is ready to move on from the vagaries of session and all the political machinations. He will still be in the world of politics, but behind the scenes, where he had hoped to go all along. He will be working for Forge Washington, a PAC, in Seattle. He has a great little apartment on Mercer Island, much closer to home than his previous abode in Tumwater. YAY! We had a busy, but fun, day getting his stuff to his new home. Little Kit was a trooper, and kept us all smiling with her whispery babble, and crawling, clapping and waving. It was a happy day!
While we enjoyed a lunch break, the kids pointed out that in the last 12 months, every one of them has made a job change! I honestly had not put that together in my mind! Pretty noteworthy!
It began when Tiffany decided to stay home with Emma, and no longer commute to Canada for work. She just recently began teaching piano lessons at home, and hopes to grow that business over time. In early Spring, Caitlin started her own business, Woodland Billing Services, and now works from home billing for medical services. Then, in August, after working hard to wrap up the work at the off-road shop, Jon began working for Mobile Hardware, selling parts all around the county. Now Dillon and Jess making changes that begin on the same day.
Isn’t that crazy? A lot of changes in one year!
And we are so thankful because all of them have been good changes. We are so grateful for God’s provision, and how He brought opportunities for the parents to have the time they wanted for their families, and for Jess to be in Seattle, where he’s always wanted to be. I’m glad that it’s at least an hour closer to home.
As a mom, even though my kids are adults, I worry about whether they will have everything they need. Troubles abound in our world, and no one is immune. Right now, I am just going to praise God for His grace, and cement in my mind that He is working for our good before we even know our need. He is faithful and good all the time.