Thursday, December 17, 2015

Graduation! ... And the Future...

Looks good on him, doesn't it?

After 3.5 years of full time school (including most summer school sessions), this guy is finished with a Bachelor's degree in Film Making Practices with a couple of minors in Business and Theatre.


The weekend was a pretty fun one, with my parents coming out (my mom barely made the OK to be released home from the hospital/rehabilitation center) to join in the celebration.

We started out the weekend by seeing "A Year With Frog and Toad" in musical form at the Childsplay Theatre here in town.

Dellie was really concerned about the prop trees looking scary at first, but as soon as the lights went up and the singing began, she had the time of her life. We all really enjoyed the play, particularly the part when the actors were throwing crumbled cookies all over the place :)

The favorite treat of choice by Dellie's grandpas is a good old fashioned strawberry milkshake. Without fail, she will get at least one opportunity to down a milkshake with either Gramps or Papa, and this trip proved no exception.

The sugar kicked in quickly and we soon found ourselves with a straw-in-mouth preschooler howling like a wolf inside Ted's Hot Dogs.

And in true form, the weekend wasn't complete without something going wrong - this time it was a bout of sickness that took both Dellie and Josh down the day of his graduation. So while he looks really excited in the top picture, Josh was actually rocking a serious fever and feeling like death. (Dellie was pumped full of tylenol to help her survive the ceremony, which thankfully she did with ease).

Life gave him the flu for graduation. Our small group gave him a half-eaten cake :)

The only question left is, what's next? Well, we still don't know. We are currently waiting to hear back on a potential video editing job here in Phoenix, but the company is having a tough time getting communication between the hiring manager and HR to happen, so we've been left not knowing if Josh has the job or not for about two and half weeks at this point, with no clue how much longer it may take. Our prayer is that we would hear (one way or another) before Christmas. It's been pretty frustrating feeling like we're being strung along, but it fits with the one clear thing we have heard from God as we have prayed about what to do and where to go next:

Just be patient.

So we're continually realigning our frustrated hearts and checking our finances and finding that God is here in the middle of this confusing mess. He's providing for us physically and spiritually, and meeting us each time we choose to face him instead of our circumstances. It's not the December we were hoping for, but we believe that we are in God's good plan.

So please pray for this job to come to a conclusion soon for us.  We would like it if Josh was hired at the place we are waiting to hear back from. And pray that God would continue to provide for our needs and continue to show Himself as a good father and as a sustainer of our spirits as we wait for the next step.

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