We had a nice church service remembering the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks at our regular Sunday service. We came home for a regular Sunday afternoon of naps for everyone. We realized it was supper time and there wasn't much in the house to cook. Ram went into town and picked up a pizza, something we rarely did when we lived in MN. After pizza we were running late to put the boys to bed. While we were doing the bedtime routine the phone rang. It was the president of this church in ID saying that they extended a Call to Ram. The paperwork would be in the mail soon.
We were very excited, especially with the possibility of moving to the same state as Ram's parents, but I tried to remember that this was the first Call Ram received after his original Call out of Seminary, and Ram might not take the first Call offered to him. Then it took a couple of weeks for the paperwork to arrive. During that time Ram made some phone calls to other pastors in the area and he had pretty much made his decision by the time the paperwork arrived. He announced that he accepted the Call the first Sunday of October and we moved into a rental house here on Halloween and he was installed as pastor here the first Sunday of November.
It is amazing to think back over what we have done over the last year. I am so thankful that now 9-11 has the memories of Ram being Called here in addition to the terrible attacks.