Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Let the Adventure Begin!

Things have been pretty crazy over the past week.

First, my hubby graduated on Saturday and is now a Family Nurse Practitioner! I am so proud of him. These past 2 years have involved a tremendous amount of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. During the first year, all John did was go to class and study, and the second year was only a little better. Needless to say, I am so happy to finally have my husband back.

 My dad, John and I at dinner that evening

The last of the family members that were in town for John's graduation left today. John and I have been working all day long on packing, sorting, and getting everything ready for the movers who are coming tomorrow. I have been working on getting things cleaned out and organized over the last few weeks since I knew with family in town for the graduation we weren't going to have much time to get ready. They will take two days to pack us and then one day to load everything on the truck, so as of Friday our stuff will be one its way to Arizona. Saturday and Sunday are cleaning days, and we'll have dinner with friends in the evenings. Monday will be a day off to spend with friends and Tuesday after the carpet cleaners finish up, we will hit the road. I am also hoping that somewhere in here we can shop for gifts for Joshua's foster family. It is hard to believe we are leaving in a week. It will take about 40 hours of driving to reach Tucson. We plan on taking a pit stop in Austin over the weekend to give us a break and then we will arrive in Tucson by June 6th. I am so sad to leave our friends here, but I am also beginning to feel excited. I am not sure what the next 3 or 4 years in Arizona will bring, but I am looking forward to finding out because I have a definite sense that the Lord wants us there. Over and over, He confirmed that Tucson was the place He was calling us to.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Let the adventure begin!


Jen said...

Congrats to your hubby! I hope the move goes smoothly!

Amy said...

Wow, busy times for you! I will pray that everything goes smoothly with your move! Congrats to John! My hubby was supposed to graduate with an advanced degree this May, but he will be doing that next May. It will be nice for me then as Parker will be home and I will be off work. :) Looking forward to hearing more news on your move and on Joshua-related info. :)

Christy said...

Hey! We're back from AZ - it's a pretty neat place. I have a bunch of fliers etc from Tucson and I keep coming up with fun things for us to do with our kids! :)

Prayers for the move. I need to get to the post office and mail out Joshua's package, unless you want me to drop it off to you on Monday or Tuesday. Good luck clearing! Talk to you soon!

Joia said...

CONGRATULATIONS, John! What an accomplishment (and relief for you both!) =0)

A said...

congratulations to your husband on all his hard work, and to you on your hanging in there with him!! praying that your move is seamless!!

Grace said...

congrats to john! i am sad we didn't get to spend more time together before you leave! praying for a smooth transition!

Stacey said...

Wow, what a huge accomplishment! Congrats to John! You look like such a proud wife, as you should be! Thinking of you guys over these next few very busy weeks. I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for you guys in AZ!