Friday, June 06, 2008


There has been a lot going on in my absence from the blogging world. One of these things being that Rod got a new job. It's at Triumf, which is a particle and molecular physics lab, he's running some of the machines. He was SO SO SO excited. And he loves it. The down side being it's location, it's at UBC. Which is a beautiful area but makes for a crazy commute. In the middle of the night(he works weird shifts) with no traffic it's still 75min, during the day it can easily be over 2 hours. We decided that his time could be much better spent at home, and decided we needed to move. We thought about moving closer but not to far away from here but he still had a fair commute then and our cost of living would rise without us being able to give up the car to balance that. Rod found out that he qualified for on campus staff/faculty housing and we decided to apply. And as of today we got a suite! We are officially moving to Vancouver!!

I never really considered myself a city person and didn't think I would ever move right into Vancouver but it just goes to show that you never know what is going to happen! I'm excited and scared. We're moving away from everything I know, I've lived in Mission since we moved to BC when I was 11! Rod's lived in Mission all his life! I'm apprehensive about leaving our family, friends, and Church. I know it's not really all that far but it seems worlds away.

We've prayed and prayed about it, and everything fell together. I really feel like this is the best choice for our family right now. When the possibility of moving on campus was first mentioned, I flat out refused it as a possibility, but slowly my heart has softened to the point where I actually feel excited. A little afraid, but not terrified.

Anyways, I'm rambling because it's late and my mind is spinning. There is SO much to do. AHHH!!! Have I mentioned I hate moving? Because I do.

So off we go to start a new adventure!


liz said...

Exciting! Look at it as anew adventure for your family, and remember God is working things out according to his plan.

Miss-buggy said...

Funny cause I HATE the thought of you moving. But I know this is going to be good for you guys. I wish Phil's commute was shorter. This will be the furthest we have been from one another since we met FOURTEEN years ago. Can you believe it!! 14!!!
Like Liz said, "God is working things out according to His plan". I have had that tossed at me a few times this past week and realize how true it is.
As much as I personally hate you moving that far I am excited for you guys. I really hope this works out. We will be there to help you move. HUGS

Sue said...

I see this as an answer to prayer for you. It will be challenging but a wonderful adventure too.