27 December 2011

IN to NY.

It is with sad but grateful hearts that Jeff and I Internet-announce that we will be moving to upstate New York in February.

Last Thursday I was in the downtown library looking for a book that of course had to be on the second to bottom shelf. A foot from the floor is never a good location for an item a pregnant woman is looking for. I looked over to see if there was anyone who would see my awkward squat, and saw Jeff walking toward me wearing his job interview outfit and a smile of accomplishment. "He got the job. We're moving" was the first thing I thought. And it was true.

The past few days have been filled with lots of emotions.
Mostly happiness and gratitude from Jeff. He has been working really hard to get our family in a better financial situation. While we know we were supposed to come to Indiana, his job didn't end up being what we expected. We've been praying a lot about figuring out what to do and asking God to make His will for our family apparent to us. He did.
But from me it's mostly been sadness and selfishness. I would be lying if I said I wasn't angry for a little bit. I don't want to leave Indiana after six months of being here. I don't want to leave my home and family and best friends. I don't want to take Baby Poole away from them. I don't want to go somewhere where I know no one. I don't want to pack up boxes and move again. But I cannot ignore what I felt when Jeff came up to me in the library. A feeling of peace and love confirming that this was the right thing for our family to do.

We are so grateful for this. It's been kind of amazing to look back and see all the little pieces that worked together for Jeff to get this job. He's only been applying for it since May.
But it is still so hard. Which is really just another testament to how good it will be for us. Because the best things are never easy.

Starting in mid-February, you'll be able to find us in the Rochester/Syracuse area (we're leaning toward Rochester, but we really don't know a lot about either one).
Thank you, Indiana, for letting us come. Sorry it was so short. At least Fort Wayne is only eight hours away.


  1. My roommate served her mission in the Rochester NY mission and she LOVED it. She said it was super pretty in Fall. And you'll be super close to the Sacred Grove! Lucky! Congrats on the job and good luck with the move. When will Baby Poole arrive?

  2. Congrats! That'll be so great to be so close to the Church history sites.

  3. I love you and I cried reading this all over again. I know it's best for you and Jeff and Ezra but I wish it wasn't going to be so soon and so hard. But that just means I have somewhere new to come visit right?!