Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Simulpost: Heading south

It's big news time--We're moving to St. Louis. Well, actually St. Charles, just NW of St. Louis. It's where I lived before we got married 7 1/2 years ago and I moved to Champaign. It's where M got a new job, just finalized yesterday after a whirlwind process that only began late last week.

It's a bittersweet time, as we will miss Champaign a whole lot. This is the longest I've lived anywhere in my life, and that's something. It's been very good to us, and sometimes it's been a little cruel to us, but that's life in this world. All in all, I will think on my time here very fondly.

We are excited about being close to family, close to friends in that area, close to Braska's doctors, eliminating the trips down for appointments and such, trading a 3 hour drive for about 30 minutes to downtown. The new job is very good, and it seems like it will be an easy transition for M to slide right into. He starts in 2 weeks, so the chaos will be overwhelming for a while, but in the end, I really believe life will be much simpler and that's a BIG deal to me.

Big kudos to my husband for making this move. He is not a fan of change, to say the least, but he is putting his family--specifically Braska's best interest--first, and for that I'm immeasurably grateful.

More details will come as we know them. It's all so very fresh still. So far things have been miraculously smooth, so we know this is the right path to take.

(While I blabber on, here's how M announced it.)


  1. Just wanted to say that I love following Braska's story. She is such a sweet and amazing little girl. I wanted to drop a comment to say Congrats! It sounds like this move will be great all around. I wish you luck in preparing for the journey over the next two weeks.

    p.s. I love your hubby's blog entry! :) It's direct and to the point!

  2. How nice it will be for you to be so much closer for all the appointments! Good luck with the move. Even though you will be farther away - I hope you might end up for a visit in Indy some day :)

  3. OH, RK (and Braska and M) I am so happy for you. Glad the work came through and I am SURE it will make life easier in the long run. MUCH easier. I always worry about you going all that way all the time.

    More coming by email!

  4. wow Rk - that's great and probably overwhelming all rolled up into one. You will have so much family around you - how nice for Braska (and you too). Welcome back to MO

  5. Whoa Nellie! That's huge news!

    Congratulations! Sounds like a good move for a lot of reasons.

    I have a zillion questions but I'm sure you'll be answering them soon anyway, so I won't bother typing them all out.


  6. Of course we are excited to have you closer. I told M we will await his orders :o)

    Love to all of you!!!

  7. Congratulations! You are loved! I hope the transition is smooth and keeps going well. Love to all three of you! The baby in a bag may come in handy! :) Love Aunt V

  8. Congrats on the new job and relocating. That sounds very exciting. I am glad that you will be closer to Braska's doctors. That should simplify life.

  9. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity for all. Change is hard, but it can also be very liberating.

    I will be praying that the chaos goes smoothly ;)

  10. I am so happy for you! I hope the move goes well and not too stressful. I'm sure it will be well worth it. Change is good.

  11. It sounds like this really is the right thing for you, but we will miss you here in Champaign! We didn't get together or talk a lot, but it was always nice to see you all at church & watch (and listen to) sweet Braska during service. I wish only the best for you all!!


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