Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Why...

So when I said that the "why" of our moving story was coming soon, I really didn't mean soon as in "two-weeks soon". Sorry. Again, the poor blog is neglected. It's still here, though, and hopefully you are too! :)

Lets' see, where do I start with this chapter of the story? I'll just start with the man behind the move, my super-cool-super-hot husband!

(Sorry that I like to embarrass you on our blog, Honey! ;)

Ahem, back to the topic at hand about the "why"... We're moving to a certain {everything's bigger in...} southern state to allow us to further both Mark's career and our family's goals and plans for the future. Mark's been accepted into anesthesia school! Yes, that's right. Within the next few years he'll be trained in the proper way to not only knock patients out for routine and advanced surgical procedures but to also bring relief from that icky minor pain associated with birthing new lives. (You can thank him later...) There's also the few trillion other technical-medical-type things he'll learn that I could never comprehend, let alone have enough brain storage left next to the files for knowing which sippy cups don't leak or how to best break up a squabble over who gets the last yogurt tube. {Like I say, though, this is super-hero-quality stuff too...} Enough about me, though!


Here's the other important piece to the puzzle... Mark didn't get into just any anesthesia school. He made his way into the ultra-elite Army's Graduate Program in Anesthesia. This means that he'll be trained as both an anesthetist and an Officer in the United States Army. Pretty cool stuff, huh!?

Of course Mark will be the one serving in the Army, but most of you know that this will quickly morph us into a military family. While there are a little bit of nervous jitters for the unknown that comes along with this, we are ultimately very excited and honored to embark on this new chapter in our lives. We pray that this door that has been opened for us by our Ultimate Commander in Chief will shower our family with countless adventures and opportunities for growth and service to our country and Him.


I guess that takes care of the "why" now, doesn't it!? Lately, it's hard living in the now waiting for our new adventure to start, but we know that it will be here before we know it. I'm sure we'll spend many cold midwest winter days day-dreaming about what the future holds for our family!
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11 comments:

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Wow -- how scary and exciting all at the same time! You're definitely in my prayers as you start your journey!!

This Heavenly Life said...

Goodness Kate! That is so exciting for you guys! I can imagine all the 'hurry up and wait' feelings you're having to deal with right now - but isn't it nice to know what path you're on? :) Belated congratulations on your family's new direction. I can't wait to hear more about it all!

Lenae said...

Congrats again on this transition for you guys!!! I love how you refer to God as the Ultimate Commander in Chief :)

I missed your blogs! Welcome back!!! :D

LeAnna said...

How exciting for you guys!!! Praying God's richest blessings on this transition.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Bring on the adventure! You've had a lot going on, and looks like even more to come! Keep us posted as you transition girl.

Christina said...

Congratulations! Yes, the hair's bigger, the cars are bigger, and unfortunately since we've lived here, my bottom's bigger. :) I don't think that's inevitable for everyone, though. Ha. Looking forward to hearing about your journey.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

How exciting! I look forward to reading all about it!

Two Shades of Pink said...

How very exciting for your family! Love your blog, so glad you paid me a visit and thanks for your precious words about my girls. I will peek in to find out how your precious family is doing during such a new transition. You are one good writer girl!

Jill said...

Goodness!!! What a wonderful new adventure!! and I do believe it just might be in my FAVORITE state EVER!!! (I'm from TEXAS!!) I'll be praying for you all...I know God has some wonderful new Blessings in store for you!
Many Blessings!
Jill
p.s. I'm so glad you visited my blog and now I found yours! :)

Lissa said...

these are some big changes! very exciting! What an adventure!

Kristin said...

Sniff, sniff...it's all just hitting me that my little sister is moving across the country. You are one of the most wonderful, amazing women I know! You are a splendid mom and wife who truly embraces the wonderful blessings you have been given. I'm so proud of you! I love you! K.