Monday, February 28, 2011

pinch me

I. Am. Moving. To. Arizona. 
And I can't believe it.  2 months ago I had visions--nightmares--of months of unemployment, desperation for any sort of job and ending up in North Dakota.  Instead dh ended up with 4 offers (the result of lots of late nights spent tweaking resumes and cover letters).  One of them was here in Michigan.  I assumed we would take that one and forget about moving across the country again.  After lots of prayer we came to the decision to leave our home here and accept a job in Tucson.  Although I really struggle with winter weather and some other aspects of life in Michigan, this decision was extremely difficult for me.  I worry about the impact of another change of schools and friends on my boys.  I hate leaving the supportive net of uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents (dh's family).  At the same time I so look forward to seeing my parents and siblings more often.  I feel that this is the right path for us to take.  And if that path is lit by 276 days of sun per year and has the occasional taqueria alongside, so much the better.

6 comments:

Queen Scarlett said...

*PINCH* YAHOO!!! So happy for you.

Denise said...

Oh, I'll pinch you all right! This is me refusing to comment upon this "joyous" news.

Deb said...

yay!

Patty O. said...

I'm so excited for you guys!

Angie and Mike said...

Hurray Arizona! Land of the sun and lots of warmth!

Moves are hard on everyone. Hopefully this one will be the last for a long time! But kids are resilient and sometimes they do better with moves than we do.

It was nice that you were able to spend time with dh's family while you could. Now when you come back to visit you'll love the snow again after heating it up in Arizona! :)

The {Prince} Family said...

yaaaay! you are coming HOME! Can't wait to see you guys at the annual Payne Christms party..... hasn't changed a bit :)