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Friday, January 30, 2009

The Tide Begins to Roll...

Well, I don't know how "public" my DH wants the news to be at this point, but what they hey...

University in the South emailed yesterday to let him know they would be making an official offer sometime next week.

The wheels of university bureaucracy often spin slowly, especially when there is possible promotion and tenure in question, or a significant amount of muhlah (compared to the minimum wage, of course).

No matter what happens, I'm proud of him.

Please pray that the decision is relatively easy for both of us.

I love a lot of things about Lexington, and about our life right here. But I also know that "to everything there is a season", and our season here may be coming to a close. Our work here may be done...or not.

We really need wisdom, and guidance, and peace in the weeks ahead. If an offer rolls in next week, we may very well know within a couple of weeks where we will all be living come this August (which is merely 6 shorts months from now).

Our master bedroom is being painted next week - which means it will either be in perfect shape to sell, or the perfect bedroom I've always wanted for myself.

I'm at peace with either staying or going. But between me and the blogosphere, if I were a gambling woman, I'd bet on red (meaning, we're going). And I've always been pretty good at Roulette...just not the Russian kind.

If you're into "signs", we had a monstrous ice storm here last week that wiped out the city for days, while in the other city, it was warm and sunny. I also look better in red than in blue. ;)

Oh, and if you are praying for specifics - tenure, promotion, an affordable house to buy, and a salary with a lot of 8s in it. I won't be more specific than that, but think/pray - 8. Remember, 8 is great.

To everyone reading - thank you. A sincere thank you for the prayers, and for caring about 'lil ol us. We are honored to be in your thoughts and prayers.

6 comments:

TeamWinks said...

Here's to hoping you'll be my neighbor soon enough! ;-)

Feel free to contact me any time.

Becky

In Due Time said...

Many prayers!

Julie said...

I am so happy for ya'll!!! I am praying for the timing- process and peace for you both!!! YEA!

Dream Mommy said...

Sending prayers your way. Why not take a road trip next time your school plays mine, or are we traveling next year? Anyway, looking forward to having you as almost neighbor.

SD said...

Wow! I love the idea of big changes! Maybe this is just what is meant for you guys! It is exciting. I hope an amazing offer is sent your way and then you will just KNOW the decision is right. Good luck and Prayers to you!

Ms. J said...

Yes, lots of prayers!

Sounds like this will be the start of many more good turns for your family.