Saturday, May 31, 2008

Leaving North Camp

Today is a sad day out here on the ranch. No sarcasm will be found in this post. Only dejected faces and a tear or two will be spotted.

The couple that works for us, Clint and Tiffany, are leaving North Camp and moving back to Kansas. Just writing that is hard. We've known for about 6 weeks, but I've been pushing the thought aside until I could no longer deny it. Last night we took them out to the local steakhouse for a farewell supper and this morning I took some cookies over for their road trip.

Clint is going back to help his dad who is losing his eyesight. His dad has a feedlot and Clint will be taking that over and helping him out. Knowing they are going to help family makes it easier to see them go, but we sure did enjoy having them here these last 9 months. We prayed hard when we began the interviewing process and feel like our prayers were answered in Clint and Tiffany.

Clint is so much like my DH. They both have an amazing work ethic. They think alike. They make an awesome roping team. They like each other.

Tiffany is just neat. She's fun to be around and I adore her. She's smart, funny and we have much in common.

We've enjoyed spending time with them in restaurants, while working, while running around town, in the roping arena, and around our dining room table.

They also recently announced that they were expecting. We're so happy for them, but sad too - we'll miss them.

The good Lord tells us that to everything there is a season, alas, this season was just too short! Yes, I know, He also tells us that His timing is perfect so I will cling to that and know that His plan is perfect as well.

We wish them well and know that God is using all things for good. We're thankful that He sent them our way in the first place and for the bonds of a new friendship that won't be lost because of a little distance.


cottonpicker said...

Hey neighbor, just want you to know that I'm thinking about you!! Change is hard especially when you lose something special. Nothing ever stays the same, we're always in a state of unrest, good or bad. Come by, rock a baby and I'll bake YOU some goodies. They get to take a part of you with them - how special is that!!

Paula Yaussi said...

For reasons that aren't necessary to expound on, my best friend of 15 years has decided to move on to a different church. It doesn't feel right and it seems weird. I didn't realize how much I needed, looked forward to and appreciated seeing her face every Sunday morning. Change is hard but there is a time and a season for everything. Our time for change is now. Oh for a baby and some NM goodies right now!

Countrygirl said...

comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
2 Thes 2:17

Then I would still have comfort; Though in anguish I would exult, He will not spare; For I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
Job 6:10

"Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
Jer 31:13

Thinking of you,

Brazle's said...

so sorry to hear that...but we will take good care of them here in KS!

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give me peace at all times and in every way.
2Thessalonians 3:16(NIV)

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