So I don’t know how to say this other than to just say this, so… WE ARE MOVING TO NOVOROSSIYSK, RUSSIA!
WOW. Feels so good to finally get to share that information. We found out several weeks ago, but we didn’t want to say anything until Nick got the “official” hand off letter from his company.
We knew that a job move was imminent and the truth be told, I thought it would be Houston, was hoping we would stay here, and I never even entertained the thought that we would receive an overseas assignment. Nick did apply for this position, but we never, ever thought he would get it! I hate to admit that I sold my hubby short, but I totally did. Nick did not think he would get it either. He just applied to get his name out there to show that he was interested in moving overseas because we knew that we eventually wanted to go, but we didn’t think it was in the realm of possibility due to Nick’s age and experience level. I completely underestimated him! Nick was even pulled aside and told that it was uncommon for someone on his level to receive an assignment like this, so I think that that speaks pretty highly of Nick. He has a tremendous work ethic and he’s so smart, and I’m thankful that people recognize it.
I was in total shock when he called me and told me the news. I could tell from his voice that something GINORMOUS was up, and he asked me if I was still up for moving with him to Russia! I had to sit down. After we hung up, I walked around in a daze, and I wasn’t allowed to tell our families for 24 whole hours. That was difficult. Surprisingly, they took it better than I thought, considering that I am taking Isla half way across the world from them! For the most part they are happy for us that we are able to have this experience even though they will miss us.
So the past few weeks I have been a touch preoccupied as I am sure you can imagine, but I am not worried, just so excited over what God has planned for us in this move. I just know that His hand will be covering us, and especially Isla, through it all as we work out all of the details and logistics of moving half way around the world. I know He is the reason that we are going, and I am so excited to get to be an active part in global body of Christ!