Monday, August 1, 2011

New Beginnings

Last Friday marked the end of 2 decades that Tom has worked as a Quality Manager (among several other titles) for IMMI in Westfield.  This company that was founded on Biblical values has been a blessing in our lives for these last 20 years.  Many of the wonderful folks there have watched our first 2 kids grow up through pictures and Tom's stories.  They cheered us on and supported us through Ian's adoption.  And even now, many of them continue to pray for our family as we add 2 more boys with "special needs" of their own.  So, it was with very mixed emotions that Tom told them all good-by last week.  We will both miss so many people from there.
And, this morning, marks the beginning of a new era for us.  Tom began work as a Quality Manager for Donaldson in Frankfort and his commute has gone from 39 miles to 9 miles.  I'm not sure what he's going to do without a 45 minute commute both ways and I seriously mean that.  Over the years, he has used the time to pray, prepare for the day ahead and decompress at the end of the day.  We feel very blessed that he has this new opportunity so close to home!

It should come as no surprise that I couldn't find a picture of Tom without someone else in it.  This one was taken shortly after Ian came home and boy, has he changed (Ian, that is!!!)  Tom is as handsome as always!!


  1. The picture of Ian and Tom is so good----Ian has grown a lot but one thing hasn't changed---the way he looks at Tom!!! Hope Tom is having a great week---we love you all. Mom&Dad

  2. Wow! 20 years... I remember when that job was such a big answer to prayer. ;-)