|Roscoe is a great furry brother|
Here’s to the New Year!
I would be understating if I were to say that the end of last year was a blur. Here’s a list of events that happened between September 26, 2014 and January 3, 2015.
- September 26: Last day of my old job in Memphis, TN
- September 29: First day of my new job in Birmingham, AL
- September 29: I moved in with friends in Birmingham, Sarah moved to her parents’ in North Alabama, Roscoe moved to my parents’ in South Alabama
- October 17: Turned in two papers for doctoral classes taken in September
- October 17-19: Took our annual Fall beach trip with the family
- October 28-31: Attended an Online Learning Conference in Orlando, FL
- October 31: My birthday!
- November 3: Sarah moved into our friend’s house with me
- November 18: After looking at 35+ houses, we made an offer
- November 19: Offer accepted!
- November 20-22: Moved our belongings from Memphis to storage
- November 24: Closed on the sale of our old house in Memphis
- November 26: Sarah went on maternity leave
- November 27: Thanksgiving!
- December 18: The birth of our first child!
- December 19: Sarah’s job officially ended
- December 20: Went home from the hospital
- December 23: Closed on our new house in Birmingham!
- December 24: Traveled for the holidays
- December 25: Christmas
- December 27: Paid off our credit cards.
- December 29: Returned to Birmingham from holiday travel
- Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Started renovations on the house (…and Happy New Year!)
- January 2: Moved belongings into new house from storage
- January 3: Reunited with Roscoe and spent the first night in our new house and ate Papa Johns as our first meal together.
After going through all of this, here are my observations from the other side.
- God is still good and he cares for his children even to the smallest detail.
- I'm glad I could only see the next step rather than the whole picture.
- There is no time for laziness when there’s work to be done.
- My wife is the strongest person I know.
- I have the best friends in the world.
- Sarah and I couldn’t ask for a more supportive family.
- “Home” is a state of mind.
- Family is not limited to just blood and marriage.
- Love for your wife and love for your child is so different but equally as strong.
- I would be terrible as God; there’s no way I could give up my precious son for sinners.