January 23, 2024.
My heart is absolutely overflowing with gratitude from your responses to the announcement of my departure on Mar. 31. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity of spirit and outpouring of love that I have received over the past several weeks. Not to mention the beauty of the past 3 years we’ve had together. I have learned a tremendous amount about myself and my ministry. I am truly filled with gratitude.
The thing about life that probably troubles us most is change. Despite the fact that we know change is the only constant, we resist. Denial is, after all, a healthy stage of grief. Anger may sneak in closely behind denial. Bargaining may give it a go. Depression will likely drop by. But ultimately, acceptance makes its appearance. And in no particular order, those visitors will cycle through our bodies again and again until we’re done with them.
I’m here to tell you that we will all get through to the other side of this grief. We will hold a special place in our hearts for each other forever. We will not soon forget the moments we shared.
With Deepest Love and Good Vibes Always,
Rev. Christin C. Green