Now that this information has been given to our bosses and co-workers, Paul and I can officially publicize that we will be moving next month!
Paul was recently approached by one of his manufactuers for an internal sales position with them. This was a long 2 month process, and if you know me it was a TORTUROUS secret to keep. From the very beginning, we thought he had a great chance of getting the job. He was told he was the “top candidate for the position” (yes, that’s my husband that was APPROACHED as the TOP candidate for a position – super proud wife moment so I have to brag!) Originially we were under the impression he could stay in Tallahassee and work. As the weeks progressed, he learned that was no longer the case. Due to his new territory, and the amount of business in Orlando, we decided the best place for us to relocate to within his territory will be Orlando! This new job is a huge blessing, and with Paul covering less territory and the majority of it in Orlando, it means a lot less traveling for him! Which makes us both happy!
This past weekend in Orlando, we started looking for places to live. Our next hope will be to find a house to rent that allows 3 dogs… call that landlord crazy but I will love them forever if it means we get to take our 3 babies with us! Luckily for us, my parents are in Lake Mary, and so we have a place to stay if it takes a while to find a place (thanks mom and dad!).
We are extremely excited about this opportunity for Paul, but it is definitely bittersweet. Tallahassee was home to each of us before we met, and now it holds all of the memories we have created together. Paul and I both really love our jobs, and not just our jobs but the people we work for! Which only makes the decision that much harder, but we know it is the right one for us.
God has really outdone himself on this one. It just goes to show that God’s plan will prevail. Without the job opportunity Paul was given two years ago, he wouldn’t have the opportunity he has now. He has gone above and beyond when answering our prayers! We even already have someone to rent out our house when we move at the end of September! Whew!
Paul starts his new job on September 1st in Orlando. We will basically have a long distance marriage for a month, and we will move at the end of September. September will be busy… and stressful!
We are sad to leave Tallahassee, but since it is the Home of the Florida State Seminoles and football season is approaching… so there is no doubt that we will be back regularly! Well back for football… and our adorable nieces and their parents 🙂