So, it's done, decided, signed on the dotted line. Well, kind of. Mostly. Enough that I can say with full confidence, we are moving to Houston!
It has been many months of flying around the country, interviewing, and figuring out which option is best for our family. All along, our prayer has been, "Lord, make it extremely clear, leave us with no other options. Take us where you want our family." Up until yesterday, we thought we had two great options. Minneapolis or Houston. Mineapolis would easily look like the no brainer. Family would be close. But the cost of living would be high. But family would be close. The job wasn't totally ideal, but family would be close. Houston looked great. The job is exactly what Drew has been going to school for the last 9 years. (And no, he isn't a doctor.) But, it was farther from family. We wrote out a pro/con list and Houston won in every category except family.
And then we got a call from the Minneapolis offer. They weren't going back on their word, a promise is a promise. But, work has really slowed down. The economy is going into a recession. They are having a hard time finding work for the guys that they have full time right now.
And there it was. The clear cut answer. The only option left. Houston, Texas.
I have never imagined myself living in Houston. Or Texas. But, I had never imagined myself living in Connecticut either and here I am!
We are excited for the possibilities, the excitement of the journey, finding a new church, meeting new friends, finding my way around a new city (with a little help from my friend Gregory, the GPS), and everything else that comes with living in a new city.
So, if any of you out there, live in Houston, I'm coming your way, June 2008!