In July 2010, I married my husband and moved from
Colorado to Indiana where he was attending grad school:
In July 2011, while I was five months pregnant, we moved from
Indiana to North Carolina for David to finish his last year of grad school:
In July 2012, we will be moving back to Colorado only it’s no longer
just the two of us, we now have a little one we're bringing back with us.
David graduated in May and hasn’t had any luck finding a job yet. Our lease is up next month and we decided to head back to live with my parents for a while. We are hoping to settle in Colorado and living there will give David a better opportunity to network, meet with professors, and attend interviews (assuming that there will be interviews). If David does find a job elsewhere, we will at least have had some time with our family and friends before moving on.
Our move from Indiana to North Carolina was unexpected, but we knew that we would only be in Indiana for two years at most. Although we thought David might have some job opportunities here in Raleigh, we were prepared to have to move after a year. But knowing that our locations were temporary didn’t stop us from making a home while there. We are thrilled to move back “home” and for Lucia to be close to family, but we are leaving behind some great friends. We’ve also grown to love Raleigh; if our family and friends were here, we would never want to leave.
It was a difficult process coming to this decision. We’ve been debating what the best course would be for a while. But now that it’s made, we are excited and relieved. I will be throwing myself into preparing for this move and I won’t look back. And I can’t shake the feeling that I’m going home, to the place I’m from, to the place I belong, to my mama and daddy’s house. We’ve been praying for years now that David would find a job that would take us back to Colorado. I believe this as an answer to our prayers, although a little backwards from what we planned. But maybe once we make the move, the job will follow. Keep us in your prayers?