Monday, September 7, 2009


I'm usually not the type to put my feelings or emotions on a blog but I figured I would give it a try...WHO AM I KIDDING?! Of course I am that type.

As most of you know that are reading this blog I have decided to take some time off from youth ministry. A sabbatical if you will. I have named my blog "Will and Grace" because 1. my name is Will and 2. it's about my journey with the church and the gift of Grace. And I just thought the name was catchy...

I will post periodically about what is happening on my journey so if you choose you can keep up with me. Not that I'm expecting you to. Ok a few of you I am. You know who you are... :)

I am leaving Arkansas on Tuesday (Sept. 8th) and plan on stopping for a few nights with "adopted parents" from college in Missouri and then for a few days in Nebraska with some friends and family.

My plan after that is to leave for Washington State on Wednesday, September 16th. I am heading out to stay with my dad and his wife for awhile. I plan on using that time to re evaluate my life and calling into the ministry. I am also using that time to build a relationship with my dad who I haven't seen in 13 years. Yes I'm nervous, anxious, excited, scared, happy, etc. So many questions running through my head. What will it be like? What's my dad like? Will I like Washington? Will I meet people my age?

I will be honest I am SOOO excited to see my dad. I've told a few of you that I'm excited to see what we have in common. What personality traits I inherited from him. For example, the other night when we talked on the phone for the first time in 13 years we started to laugh and I noticed we had similar laughs. So many questions, fears, anxiety but, I know what I'm doing is right. I am at peace about this decision and I couldn't get here fast enough!

I do ask that you continue to send me good thoughts and prayers. It will be a long road trip out there but I plan on making it fun, by cranking my music and taking fun pictures along the way. Which of course I will post!

Like this one! My hope is that tomorrow when I go get gas that this will be the price I pay the whole way! Wishful thinking...

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