It's been a long 4 years filled with many ups and downs. My wife told me the other day that if she would have known all the stuff we would have to go through, she wasn't sure she would have done. And yet, she is glad that she did!
The Lord knows what we go through and it is His loving-kindness and mercy that see us through.
Next week at this very moment the call service will be starting. In about 2 hours from this time next week I hope to be talking to one of my parishioners!