A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's Over... or just beginning

Well the job hunt for us is over!! Monday morning South Pointe hospital, where Colin currently works, freed up funding for an ER residency for 3 years. We prayed and feel very comfortable taking the offer. It is such a blessing because nothing changes financially and our insurance will continue as it always has. We feel this is the opportunity that we were waiting for and even though it is not radiology we feel confident that it is where the Lord wants us to be right now for whatever reason. Thank you all for your prayers!! I really don't think we could have done it without them.


Leslie said...

Prayers are answered! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for all of you.

The Fabulous VanderLouws said...

Congrats you guys!! When mom told me about this yesterday, my first thought was, "that is why nothing else worked out, this is where they are supposed to be". I'm so happy for you!!

notthecroshaws said...

i am happy, happy, happy. i can't wait to hear your experiences in the ER--just like the tv show!!! congratulations! xoxo

notthecroshaws said...

The Lord moves in mysterious ways, and His ways are not our ways. But, some day we will be able to look back and see the wisdom. Even though it has been a difficult process, and even though ER is not exactly what Colin was shooting for, there is still so much right about it.

Jason & Dana said...

What great news!!! And what a relief. I was wondering if it would be like the TV show too, mom.

notthecroshaws said...

colin, how was your last day of work as an intern? mom