The Maxfields

The Maxfields

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hold Things Loosely

On Monday an email was sent to the employees at Darren's firm - announcing our decision to move to the Yakama reservation.  I knew this day was coming and I have cried about it before.  But the day really came and it was hard.

I've watched Darren pour himself into being a great CPA for the past 20 years.  Hours and hours of time he has spent diligently working and rising through the ranks.  And then he became a partner.  We had visions of him managing this CPA firm someday.  Wow. 

It is slowly slipping away.  I know it is right, but it is still hard.  Hard to see my husband say good-bye to a good job, a great company and a career that he has worked for his whole life.

I am once again reminded to hold things loosely.  To quote Corrie ten Boom, "I've learned that we must hold everything loosely, because when I grip it tightly, it hurts when the Father pries my fingers loose and takes it from me." 

Yes, this hurts a little.  But God is so good.  He is so patient with me too as I place one foot in front of the other and follow where He is leading us.  


  1. Excited for you!!:)
    Love Hannah:)

  2. Every time I see the title of this post I think of the old 38 Special song, "Hold on Loosely." It has nothing to do with this post really, but I just think it is funny.

  3. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, Blessed be the name of the Lord. I am both sorry and grateful for your heavy heart.