Friday, January 11, 2013

Blind Faith

Well, we made it! Tonight is drop night, or the night that we will be finding out our next assignment for  those of you that don't know what drop is! Tonight we will be see where we will be going, or if we will be staying here in Del Rio, and what the hubs job will be for the next few years!

In a previous post I had bared my soul a little and given you all a glimpse into my struggle with understanding and being at peace with this situation. I mean, doesn't this whole thing sound just a little scary, even to those of you that aren't a part of the pilot world? Standing up there in front of a large group of of people to find out the destiny of your career? Yikes! Anyways, for a few weeks back in November I found myself scared to death and beyond stressed about this entire situation. However, over the past month God has placed an AMAZING amount of peace on my heart. He has filled be with hope and happiness, and truly shown me that he will always provide and loves us each so deeply. Not only am I not stressed about tonight, but I am genuinely beyond excited and hopeful, no matter what the outcome. I have come to truly hold on to the truth that no matter what our future holds God has a hand in it and his plans for our lives will far surpass what we feel is "meant to be".

I would also like to thank each and every family member, friend, and even stranger that has given both Mitchell and I support, love, prayer, and kind words over the past few weeks. Even those that do not fully comprehend the situation have offered their sincerest thoughts and prayers to help us through this exciting and anxious time. We could not have gotten through this without each and every one of you, and you know who you are ;) We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people!

With that I will end this post, but don't worry, I will repost this weekend once we find out tonight what's next for the Etheridge family! Stay tuned!

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those that love him, who have been called according to his purpose" - Romans 8:28


  1. I'll be there to support you tonight- thanks for this post!

  2. Congratulations on making it to Assignment night! It's such a rewarding time! Have fun!

  3. Assignment night was one of the fondest memories I have. It was a whirlwind of emotions for me because we were thrown a curve ball, but now, looking back, it seems we are right where we are supposed to be. We didn't get what we (thought) we wanted that night, but that's only because God knew better! I know that God will put you and Mitchell right where you are supposed to be! Sending you happy thoughts and keeping you both in my prayers! Enjoy your night!!