Monday, October 6, 2014

More Changes

I mentioned in late spring/early summer that Kris accepted a job in the Nashville area, and that I would be staying in Knoxville for the time being. Well, in the 5 months since we made that decision, a lot has changed.

We set out to do only what seemed right and gave us peace. We prayed that God would show us how we needed to approach this phase of our life one step at time.We prayed that God would let us know what was best for our marriage, and how long I should stay in Knoxville. We initially thought I would stay indefinitely, but we were open to whatever God had in store for us. So, we put our house on the market and bam, it sold. We looked for an apartment for me that wouldn't lock me into a long term lease, and we found one no sweat. Some things happened at work that made me feel like maybe it was time for me to move on. All signs seemed to be pointing to Knoxville no longer being the right place for me.

Then, a good friend approached me about an open corporate attorney position with a major company in the Nashville area. At first, I was a little unsure, but decided I owed it to myself and my marriage to at least look into it. So I did. The more I learned about the position the more I realized this would not only get me back under the same roof as my husband, but would also be a fabulous career move. My career is a top priority, but it does not take importance over my husband. I was elated at the thought of a win-win.

After a lot of prayer, I felt like God was in my situation with me. I knew that if I was offered that new position, I would take it. Now, I wish I could say I turned it over to God and never thought about it again, but patience is not my strong suit. While I knew it would all work out, I had a hard time letting go. One day, so fed up with myself, I wrote in my planner Psalm 37:4. That day's planner space was full, so I just wrote it in the day's space. Well, the next day I was offered the job, and I accepted it! Isn't it funny and so amazing how God works?

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining my husband in Nashville starting October 25! I am just beside myself with joy. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers along the way! I truly appreciate it!


  1. Congratulations, Jessica! So excited for you on your new journey :) God's timing is perfect!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  2. Congratulations Jessica!! This sounds like such an exciting opportunity and blessing from God!!
    :) Blessings in your move,

  3. Congrats Jessica! Nashville is so great - you will love it! So happy for you with the new job, best of luck with that, and so happy for you to be back with Kris again!

  4. So excited for you!!!! I know you will appreciate getting to see your husband every day again. As someone who just had to rely on God fully, I am here to tell you that God DOES have a plan for you and that He is working everything out for your good. You might not realize until later, but trust me - its the truth. We are seeing now just why God allowed me to quit my job and my husband to lose his job within a month of each other. God is showing us that He never let go of us, never forgot about us and had a plan even better than we thought. I will pray for you with this transition!!! XOXO

  5. Somehow I missed this post earlier this week! That's so wonderful for you guys! Congratulations!! What a blessing for yall!