we're moving this month.
It's been three years since our last move and these past three years have been so good. We've gotten jobs and promotions, we've had two baby girls, I've gotten my coursework done, presented papers, and fellowships have been won.
We're all healthy. We're grateful.
And yet, we've never wanted to set roots down in New Jersey. As good as NJ has been to us, I don't want to be "from" here. I don't have any family in the area and the housing prices are astronomical in this immediate area. We could have chosen to move, say, two towns over to more affordable options, but Judah's school has been the draw to stay put. If we're going to move, I want to move somewhere we can buy and settle. put down roots.
I am looking forward to building a life in New Orleans. I hope it turns out to be a place where we can really grow our children. I hope it turns out to be a place where Chris and I can put in some hard work and see a return-- I'd like to teach an ESL class on Saturdays, we would like to lead worship on Sundays. We want to spend a lot of time with Judah in these, the twilight, years of his childhood. Can he really already be ten years old?
We're excited, New Orleans. Please be good to us!