Well, I am on a whole new path of this journey of mine, LOL. As y'all may recall (or not, LOL), I've been reading and studying on Orthodoxy for the past year or so and over the past several months, really increased my studying and learning.
Now I am free to tell about a very key piece of the puzzle that I couldn't mention before. One of the Anglican priests I know [NOT from my home church], who comes from an Orthodox background, is being ordained as an Orthodox priest and will be starting his own parish in November following his ordination (couldn't say anything before until it was officially a done deal and such in terms of being an official "go"). I have prayerfully been considering over the last several months (probably about 6 months now, thereabouts) if God wants me and family to be a part of it, or whether He would have us (a) wait or (b) be a part the congregation I am visiting on Sunday, or somewhere else altogether... I am still in the process of discerning... but about 3 weeks ago, Father _______ started holding catechism classes for those who are praying about joining this brand-new parish-to-be. Needless to say, I went, along with several other people who are likewise praying about where God wants us and what He wants us to do. I have over time pretty much come to the conclusion that it's not a question of "if" I become Orthodox, but more like, "WHEN" and, specifically, "WHERE," LOLOLOL.
So anyway, I guess my update is that I'm now more officially on the path now than I was before. Praying about God's timing and about his will for us. We (fledgling parish-in-formation folks) may be able to be chrismated as soon as november, same day as the ordination, or may wait until the traditional Easter time... depending on who is ready when and how God leads. But, yep... I'm most definitely on the way there, praying each step and listening......
Edited to add, I know it may look like we are randomly following a priest or being "poached" from our congregation, LOL but that's definitely not the case... I was learning about this Orthodox stuff way before this ever happened... and it's more like, "here's the perfect opportune time to jump in and do it, if God is leading thus" rather than, "Oh no, a priest is leaving, we gotta follow!" LOL. Like I said, still discerning as to the WHEN and WHERE parts, LOL... so wherever God wants us, is where we will be. Plus, on a practical level, it makes sense too because in many ways, he's already like a spiritual father and there's already that level of trust there. But if God says "wait" or "go to __________ instead," that's what we'll do.