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.