But no, I'm not pregnant like I was in the picture above.
For those of you keeping score, this will be Move #13 - in just under 15 years of marriage.
Some of you are thinking, "What? But I thought y'all were staying in Fort Smith after all that business last year!" Others of you are thinking, smugly, "I already knew. I'm obviously in the Cool Group." :) Others of you are thinking, "Ho hum. Big deal. Who cares?"
We did think we were staying. But then God began opening some doors. David finally passed his final certification test in orthotics (increasing his job possibilities immensely), and a job came open in a great location. He applied in January, and the process began.
The very slow process.
We have been determined not to force our way into any job situation, and I can honestly say we haven't done that this time. We've waited patiently (mostly), prayed fervently, and determined that we wouldn't budge if it wasn't God's leading and clearly better for our family. In fact, David turned down the job after the first offer. Thinking that was the end of things, we were just going to stay here. But then they called again with a better offer. Still we thought and prayed and discussed.
[One thing you should know about David and me - we can talk ourselves out of just about anything, given enough time. We don't do well with a lot of "pondering time."]
After a second visit last weekend, we both knew it was the right thing to do.
So we bought a house... that we've never stepped foot inside. (Another post for another time.)
Where are we going? Rome, Georgia! This will cut our time to get back to our parents (and more importantly, the kids' grandparents) from 8 1/2 hours to 3 hours. And let's not forget we can now get to Auburn's Jordan-Hare stadium in 3 1/2 hours. War Eagle! Now, if they would just win some football games....
Remember all of these tips I gave for Making the Most of Moving to a New Town? Well, I get to put them into practice again, and I'll let you know how it goes. A friend of mine, Amy (who has an awesome blog, by the way), is also moving from Fort Smith, but in the opposite direction. :( Amy, I hereby challenge you to also go through those steps, and let me know if they work for you. (I have another one to add, too, that I will hopefully post about soon.)
Here we go! Time to Bloom Where We're Planted in Georgia!
P.S. Anybody want to buy a great house in Fort Smith, Arkansas? I'm serious. Click here for details.
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