The past five months have been a feverish blur. I have passed through some of the hardest working conditions that I've ever experienced and I've made a life-changing decision that will impact all of my family and friends. I have experienced another of those, what I call, "mountain peak moments" when you can see the path you took to this spot and all the paths before you. At such moments, you can only stop for a time, to observe and to ponder the majesty of life, before plunging forward into further challenging travels and adventures.
This fall I was in a valley, pressed upon by trees, with no clear way out. I worked harder than ever, laboring diligently, and honestly seeking solutions to my pressing problems. I grew professionally, in the face of disagreements, failures, misunderstandings and broken promises all around, and I am a much better man for it!
The Lord was with me in the furnace of affliction and I have been purified, uplifted and guided forth to this moment of triumph! I am leaving my position at BYU and moving my family to Rexburg, Idaho to work as the Web Services Coordinator at BYU-Idaho. We leave Provo Monday morning.
The details of this story read like Lehi's journey to the promised land! Though, their arrival in a tropical wonderland is much more climactic than our arrival in frozen Eastern Idaho, in the middle of January!
I cannot stop to share the details at this time. I just wanted to express my amazement at the sight before me and to testify that God is with us, watching over us and leading us to the most happiness possible (according to our desires).