Signing off…

Well folks, this is my final (and 194th!) blogpost.

Today marks my accreditation as a Baptist minister, and the end of my time with Revive. After that I’ll have a month to rest and pack, before moving down to Leicester to become minister at Stoneygate Baptist Church.

I would dearly love to have something deeply profound to say, but my heart is so full of emotions and my head is so full of practicalities that I can’t promise much. I will says some of this at my sending later, but I wanted to put it down in writing becuase it will probably make more sense, and I like things to have proper endings.

These last few years with Revive have been amazing. I have loved being part of such a wonderful community, and I cannot thank you enough for the way you have embraced me and my family. I have learnt so many things and grown in so many ways, and I like to think that enough of Revive has rubbed off on me that I will take a bit of it with me wherever I go from here.

Of course any introspection will lead to some regrets. Most of all, I wish I’d spent more time just being with people, but I know my introversion and my insecurities and my inability to keep my house tidy have held me back. I am sorry for the ways in which I haven’t done as well by you as I could have done, but I thank you for your grace in accepting me flaws and all, and please know that I am more comfortable in my intorversion and my insecurities are fewer for having been among you and loved by you…although I can’t promise that my domestic skills are any better!

I am excited about all we are going to, but that does little to lessen the sadness of leaving, and so I will stop now before I start gently weeping into my laptop.

This isn’t goodbye forever, but it is goodbye for now.

With love and every blessing,

Leigh

Published by leighannegreenwood

Baptist minister in training with Revive Leeds. Blogging on behalf of Revive and (coming soon) for myself at Covenant Project.

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