Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's Over

We are tired. Happy. Exhausted. Drained. Thrilled. Excited.

Oh yes. And did I also mention "ELECTED?"

Yes, indeedy. By a strong majority vote, Steve was elected as pastor of First Assembly in Manteo, NC. We've been sitting around in a daze for the last hour or two trying to process the weekend.

I'm not sure when we've ever been this tired but deep in our hearts, we know are at peace and we know we are where we're supposed to be.

Thanks to everyone who has checked in with us this weekend; I'll have lots more to write about later.

Now it's time for a group hug and group woo-hoo!

45 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Anonymous said...

WooHoo!!! Never any doubt in my mind. You'll do great things there I'm sure.

Congratulations on your selection and I hope you have a great time getting to know your new church family.

Hugs!
Connie F-G

Jan Reynolds said...

Woo hoo too! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Joyce said...

YAY! Congratulations! It must feel good to have so much murkiness removed from the future!

Anonymous said...

YAY!

Love, Randy, Deb, Caleb

Beverly said...

Yeah!

That's wonderful and amazing news!

Random said...

Congratulations!
I can't wait to hear all about the weekend. I know great things are coming your way, and I'm looking forward to seeing this next part of your life come together in Manteo.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
Blessings for all the new adventures to come.......

Anonymous said...

Never a doubt in my mind. You guys rock. The last biggest challenge is selling/packing/moving but I am certain you will have a lot of help from your New Family!

Will this move bring you closer to Nathan when he is @ school?

Way to go, Smith Family!

I <3 you guys!

Jodi!

Jan R. said...

I must have checked FIFTEEN Times in the last hour for an update! I am thrilled for you!
Mazel Tov on your new adventures... I can't wait to read more!

Anonymous said...

I just breathed a sigh of relief for your family.

Will pray for the quick sale of your house.

Kate said...

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations, too. :) I've been praying for you guys all weekend, and wondering how things were going. I'm excited for your next post!

Kate in Iowa

MIlczarek Family said...

Woo Hoo!
Congratulations.... get some rest!

Ann Martin said...

So happy for you. When will you move to Manteo? We are coming down I-95 Thursday or Friday and didn't know if you will still be in Smithfield. I think it is terrific that you'll be in Manteo. It looks like a great place to live. Now the next prayer request--house for sale and one for buy. God will grant your needs I'm sure. Love you!

Lesley said...

woop! woop!

Anonymous said...

Breathing a sigh of relief for you guys!! I think I have checked in on you about 12 times today seeing what the status was. Can't wait to hear all about it, that is after you get some MUCH NEEDED rest!!

Tube Girl said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you!

Karo said...

Thank God. :) I'm so glad you're time of uncertainty is coming to an end. Looking forward to reading all about life in Manteo soon!
Love,
Karo

Debbie Jean said...

Congratulations!!! I am very happy for your family!! Now take a deep breath and relax!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Smith family! I'm SO happy for you! You've been on my mind all weekend - so glad things turned out so well!

Sandy/Clayton

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Happy house hunting.

Babette said...

Congratulations! I have a feeling that the timing is right now and also your house will sell soon!
Blessings, Babette

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Time to step out of the waiting room and into the ....future.

GS in Canada

Lisa from GA said...

Celebrating with you from Georgia!! God is good...All the time!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO!!! I'm so happy to read this great news this morning! Good luck with the house selling, moving and settling in! Congratulations to all of you!

Gayle in AL

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!

Marysienka said...

Woohoo!!!! Congratulations! I knew they'd love you :-)

Can't wait to hear all about it!

leeanne said...

Congratulations!! So very happy for you all!

Karen C said...

Congratulations ... the long wait is over. Can't you just smell the beach air now? Aah ... good job!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Praise the sweet name of Jesus!

If I ever visit, I will come to your church!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!

Pam D said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
wooooot wooooot woooooot! (as if we had any doubt that you'd get elected... I'd have to beat some people over the heads with their hymnals if they didn't vote for you!!!)

Anonymous said...

I just knew this was going to happen! Can I just say I am pleased as punch. I know there are still some trials to get through, but they will all be worked out.

Congrats,

Cindy from Sonoma

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Congratulations to you all! What an exciting time in your life. Thanks for being willing to share about it.
~Joleen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :) I am excited for you, Steve, Sarah, and Nathan! :)

Kristi

SuziQCat said...

Congratulations to you all!! This is fantastic news.

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful! I hope you know how much we all care about your family. You are such a blessing to everyone who has ever "met" you in some way or another. Congratulations!

Robin

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!! and WAHOO!! and YIPEE!!
I am so excited for you all. I know that this is where God intended you to be...it sounds like the perfect fit for your family.
Can't wait to hear all about it!

((((HUGS))))
Krista Harris
Boise, ID

Catherine said...

Congrats! I'm looking forward to sharing the next part of your journey. Lots of hugs.

Anonymous said...

Praise God. Congratulations. Now we need the house God's to get your sold so you don't have to move 2 times...
Your new church is definately lucky.
Hugs from Iowa,
Marjie

Anonymous said...

What is the official start date?

GS in Canada

MN Mom said...

You all must be absolutely exhausted! Did your voice hold out? You have been in my prayers all weekend. Can't wait to hear all about your weekend. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

......and you didn't even have to stuff the ballot boxes!
Hope it was a big majority!
good going, Smiths!!!

mrs pam

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for your family. Congratulations. Anna

Lauren said...

Congratulations! The people of Manteo are incredibly lucky to have the wonderful Smith family joining them.

Lyndsay said...

Hi Becky - I'm just getting caught up in my blog reading.
Congratulations to you and Steve!!! How nice it must feel to have one less situation in limbo! I can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures you will take - Manteo looks stunning!