Monday, September 29, 2008

The End of an Era (and the Beginning of a Better One)

September 26, 2008

I am writing you to officially tender my resignation from the NWPA Cleft Palate Institute effective Friday, October 31, 2008.

Working for Cleft Palate has been a great experience. I could not have asked for a better group of people to work with: from the staff at the Achievement Center to the volunteer Clinic Team and Board of Directors, everyone has been wonderful. I only wish I would have had more time to get to know the two of you better. I have grown in many ways here and will always treasure the opportunities provided for me by Cleft Palate.

I will be accepting a full-time position as Communications Director with Grace Church. While I will miss all of you very much, I feel that it is time for me to begin working in my field of Graphic Design and Communications. The offer came as a complete surprise to me, and it is an offer I cannot refuse.

I will do my best to finish my current projects before my last day. I would also like to return and help with November clinic, and will be available to you and the new secretary during the first two weeks of November, if needed. The staff at Grace Church realize that it is going to be very difficult for me to part ways with clinic and are willing to work with me during this transitional period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I wish you all the best.

Danielle Hartland

Photo I took of Hayden, the face of the organization.
You know what the craziest thing is? His family attends Grace now.

I feel a bit more free, and I have a renewed sense of and trust in God's sovereignty. This is all happening very quickly, but also at the exact right time. I don't remember what it's like to only have one full-time job! Of course, I'll keep up with r.s.v.p.designs, but I have a feeling that everything I've been doing at 80% will now be able to be 100%. I can't wait! Oh...I guess I'm not waiting anymore!

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
-Ephesians 3:20


Blythe said...

wow! how exciting for you!!! congratulations!

Martina said...

That's awesome! Actually I didn't know you weren't full time at Grace and that you had another job but... still it's great. :)

Susan said...

Great News!!! All the best in the "new" job. Hopefully this helps things calm down a bit? (who am I kidding??)

j*amy said...

and he was in children's church last week. he kept talking to me...i had to keep telling him to sit down hehehe. that's nuts.

Anonymous said...

WHOA!!! I am so happy for you. This is wonderful news, really.

I love you a lot. I'll try to call maybe tonight.

rachel said...

yay :-)

Radio Free JoJo said...

Dani, great news! And can I say, it's about time...what you do every day is awesome.

Now as the Steward of the Amalgamated Church Communications Directors, about the union dues for full-timers... :)