You can honestly say that we never fail to surprise you with Pettijohn Family News!! So to continue the tradition, we announce the next BIG news in our house:
The Pettijohn's are moving to Pittsburgh, eeeeeeeeeeeeeek :) yes, Pittsburgh. The one in Pennsylvania. Up North.
The story goes, and is rather simple actually, that JR's company decided to close down their Dallas office. In doing so, we were extremely fortunate enough to have been given a relocation offer. (I'm making a very long story short, you don't want to know what my pregnancy hormones said thru this duration) Only a handful of employees were given the option of relocation and after daily prayers, discussion with our family, prayer, prayer, and some more prayer we made the very BIG decision to accept the offer to Pittsburgh.
Times are very tough in our world, our country, our economy thus we feel a strong responsibility to make the best move possible for our growing family. JR loves his job, his co-workers and in accepting the offer, keeps him in a business that is so well suited for him. Our option of staying close to home, was and is so tempting but taking the challenge of this opportunity and adventure seemed too good to pass up.
The hardest part, without a doubt, will be the distance from our family and friends. I almost don't need to go further with that, because it will make me cry :(
We trust fully in our hearts that this is God's timing, and His plan for us, and so of course WE WILL FOLLOW!!!!! It takes away our fear, and gives us so much excitement to draw closer to each other as husband and wife as we move to a new city, with new experiences, new responsibilities and a new BABY!!!
Sometimes in life, the greatest challenges bring forth the greatest rewards. This here is a challenge, folks :) Our family and friends could not be more supportive. We have had a chance to sit and talk with our nearest and dearest and not one person has told us to pass on this opportunity...this gave us great comfort in making our decision.
The move is likely not a permanent one, however, we will embrace it fully and make our home in Pitt. This made us so very aware of our blessings of good health, such a loving family, the very best of friends, and to hopefully a successful future for our little family ♥
We thank you from the bottom, bottom of our hearts for your prayers and we are really looking forward to hosting you in the city of Pittsburgh!!!!! We'll even have a sweet baby to introduce you to :) YAYYYYYYYYYY!
oh! and I get to be a stay-at-home mommy! that's my BIG news, hehe. I am thrilled out of my mind to wake up to my husband and our baby and spend my days watching Baby grow! Does it get any better?!?! I think not. My job now is house hunting, but I will keep those a secret until we find THE one, and I'm verrrrry excited to show you!!!
That covers this segment of news, but don't be surprised if I come up with something else....oh my word, I joke. I hope that's it!!!!
**and at our new house, I'm flying the biggest OU flag Pitt has ever seen!!! It may be the only one in town, hahaha!