Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Everything Changes!












Everything is changing so fast. During my hiatus from blogging and temporary overdose with facebook, everything about my life has been going under complete transformation... Patrick and I are moving back to the Nashville area this summer. He has accepted a job as a building superintendent, and I have accepted a teaching job. It should not come as such a surprise to me because we have been open to the idea for awhile, but we had no idea on what time table... or that it would happen THIS soon. At the end of April, we went to the beach for a long weekend, and we just dreamed outloud about our future... as is so easy to do at the beach. Several opportunities hit us at once, and here we go!

We are so excited!!! But also soooo overwhelmed! I used to be a free-spirit, one trunk kind of mover. I cannot count the number of times I have moved since college... You want to move to Charleston for the summer? You want to move into the mansion (XO) next semester? YOu want to take a break before grad school and move to Tuscaloosa for the summer? I know you want to live in my trailer for your last semester!?!? I was always up for it. Since I have been in my house for two years, I have become quite the nester. I have always been a bit of a pack rat--having kept my penpal letters from my friend Amelia when she moved to Kansas, every Birthday card, encouragement card, and even some thoughtful thank you notes... I have pictures and memorabilia from all vacations and mission trips. My closets are full! I'm freaking out...

Not to mention that I have the stress of selling the house, leaving my job, friends, church, surroundings... and moving to a new house, new job, new (and some old) friends, church hunting, and new surroundings... We are definitely in the chaos stage of the diagram right now!

Even so, I am confident, excited, and at peace that this is the right move for us. We have thought and prayed for so long, and God has just taken care of one detail at a time--making it ever-clear for us. It is a good time in our life to do this; it will put us closer to our families; it will relieve us of some emotional and spiritual stress; and it will give us freedom to pursue our dreams. Temporary pain=Long-term gain! :) Keep us in your thoughts, and we'll keep you posted.

7 comments:

Jen said...

I am sad because I will miss you terribly, but I am happy for you guys because I know it's a move y'all have wanted for some time.

Come by this summer ANY time, ANY day. I'll be sitting here watching AandE, rubbing my fat belly.

Amy said...

first of all- thank you for the comment on my blog. i was so excited to see your name!

wow- a lot has happened since you last blogged. it's exciting but stressful; i can imagine. but like you said, if God has his handprints all over this situation, then all that's left for you to do is find peace in knowing that. everything will fall into place. good luck! look at it this way, you're an hour closer to me!!!!! love you!

TDavis said...

Wow! That's big news. I had no idea you guys were even thinking about moving/changing careers. Call us sometime. I'd love to catch up. And you guys have never met Clayton...what's up with that?!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

selfishly, I would love it if you could stay here and your FAMILY could move. riiiiggghhhht.

But I know enough to be happy for ya'll. being close to family is the best thing you can do for yourselves. And the most important, in my opinion.;) any news on the house?

Cristin Claire said...

YAY! We are so excited yall are moving here!!! We need all the friends we can get. Let us know if we can help with anything at all!

Lerra said...

Remember how we used to always see you & Patrick out somewhere like Sam's and we would say, "We need to hang out sometime"?? We never did that!! And now it's almost too late! Sad.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

Nashville sucks. im bitter. ;)