Well, friends, the time has come to reveal our news, and I am so excited to finally be able to tell you.
We are moving to Boston!
Well, technically we are moving to Hamilton, a town about 45 minutes outside of Boston. But basically, we’re moving to Boston. In three weeks!
It has seemed so far away for so long, and it finally feels close. Very close.
Why, you ask? Why on earth would we ever leave Nashville?
Well, Marshall has been admitted to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he starts school in September! He gets mad at me when I say this but I like to tell people he’s gonna be a preacher. Not sure I’m ready to admit what that will mean for me, but I like to think of him standing up on the pulpit speaking the truth. He’s really, really good at it. Like, scary good.
So we’re headed up to get settled and find ourselves some income before the school year begins. We are living on campus, which is great because we will have a built-in community when we arrive, and we don’t have to look for housing in an area with which we are not yet familiar. But it’s also not so great because we have to leave our beloved pets behind for a year. I can’t tell you how sad that makes me.
Fortunately, a friend of Marshall’s is taking Ayda, and my parents (God willing) are taking Itty, unless we find someone else able to keep him for a year. Takers??
Aside from the pets, and the fact that we are leaving our families and many lifelong friends, we are excited and ready for this next step of our life. Newlywed adventure! Almost everyone we have talked to, including our parents, has said that this will be great for our marriage. We are doing something completely on our own, as a team, and I think it’s going to be pretty fun.
Not to mention, people just won’t stop telling us how awesome Boston is. You might even say it’s wicked awesome. I always thought of Boston as a less cool New York (anyone?), and it wasn’t until we decided to move there that people came out of the woodworks to sing its praises. Pleasant surprise.
So yeah, that’s what’s going on with us these days. And oh you know, just all of the silly little details involved in packing up an entire house to move it to a new city and finding one full-time job and one part-time job in order to support ourselves in a city entirely new to both of us. Just all of that.
Much, much more to come.