Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Whitaker...

...hello, Dr. Whitaker!

Thursday was a turning point for the Whitaker family--Vance gave his seminar, defended his thesis, and got his PhD! We are very proud of all his hard work! It's hard to believe it's come to an end. Although he still has some things to wrap up, prepping his chapters for publication and such, the big deal is done.

For those of you who are waiting and wondering what the next step is for us...the answer is that we don't know. We are definitely learning to wait and trust that God has worked out our future for us, even though we have no idea what it looks like at this point. Really, all we know is that it probably doesn't look like anything we've planned ourselves... I've been very blessed by God's merciful gift of timely sermons, reminding me who I'm trusting in, and how worthy of my trust he is.

But for now, we're not really thinking much about what we can't know. We're just celebrating!

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Joy said...

Congratulations!!! to both of you, since although Vance is the one with the cool hat, I know he couldn't have done it without you, Terri!

Momma B. said...

Congratulations!! Next steps are so exciting and scary all at the same time. We will praying for your family as you wait on God's next step for you all. Blessings-
Kelli B. (Ellen's sis-in-law)

Ivy Mom said...

Way to go Vance! And Terri too. No man becomes "Dr. Whitaker" without a faithful and loving wife at home to take care of things. Congrats to you both. Can't wait to hear what God has in store for you next!