posted on January 17, 2013 18:55
As Bryan announced in a Message from the Board yesterday, my beautiful daughter Glenna Rose & I will be moving back to my hometown in the beautiful bluegrass of Kentucky. The bad news is, that you won't be getting rid of me as I'll be retaining my position at the Society and working from there with a new view... our family farm (pictured above).
Over the the next two weeks, you should probably expect some delays as we make the transition. I will be out of the office beginning Wednesday, January 23rd and back up and running from my new location on Tuesday, January 29th. However, I will be checking email and phone messages from the road so please don't hesitate to contact me.
When I was introduced to the Society about 9 years ago I didn't realize how my life would be forever changed... and made better.
When I approached Steve, Bryan & the board about the move, they tried their best to sway my decision. Upon realizing they couldn't (and even now hoping I might), they've given us their full support and love as we've worked together to make this a smooth transition.
Through the years, it's been a honor, a pleasure and a blessing to be able to meet and work with so many of you. I cannot believe how incredibly lucky I am to be able to continue working this job I love with this incredible community. Thank you so much for being a part of my life!
The best of both worlds...
In recent days, I've often been asked why I would trade the paradise of the Monterey Bay for a small town no one has ever heard of in Kentucky. The answer is simple...
Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other.
It is the place of confidence.
It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness
which the world forces us to wear in self-defense,
and where we pour out the unreserved communications
of full and confiding hearts.
It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out
without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule.
~Frederick W. Robertson
I believe it takes a village to raise a child and that this is the best possible thing I can do to ensure the future I want for Glenna Rose & I. We will be spending portions of each year in California, so we won't be strangers to the SIS offices.
If you are ever near Brownsville, make sure you stop by and see us! Feel free to add me on Facebook as I'll be posting pics and updates from our cross country adventure.
~Blessings to all,
Through the Years...