We arrived to Tennessee late on Sunday night. We still hadn't found out if Sean had even been accepted to the University of Tennessee, but we thought we would still come and check out the area, hopeful and prayerful that we would be moving here soon. Well, God's timing is awesome! Monday morning we were headed out to drive in to Knoxville to go on the campus tour when Sean decided to check his account and see if there was any news. Lo and behold there was and it was great news!!! Sean is offically a Volunteer! I'm so proud of him. We have been staying in Oak Ridge, TN, which is about 25 mins from UT. We were hoping we would like this area and we really do. It's a smaller town....almost 28,000 people and 22 square miles (I'm a small town kind of girl!). It's in the hills with mountain views in the distance. It's got everything we need here, except for Target (OH NO!), but what isn't here is certainly in Knoxville. There are tons of parks and lakes and it really is gorgeous. We will have our 4 seasons, too! The people here are definitely full of Southern Hospitality! Also, it is an engineering mecca, which will be great for Sean down the road if we still live here. There is a hospital, too, which maybe could be good for me job wise. We are meeting with an OB tomorrow since my due date is Sept. 2nd. We will be moving here towards the end of July after summer semester at SPC is over. I think we are going to like it here and we both have that God peace about it. We did drive to Maryville to see about that as a potential area to live, but it was a little too big with a little too much traffic. Traffic here is a non issue! Sooooo nice! We also met with a realtor, but since we want to rent a home we can't really look at any places yet, not till May. Gret news, too! We already know someone here. Our friend Gina, who was our neighbor in California (her ex-husband is a Marine), just relocated here from her home in Washington State and she is going to UT.......small world!!! We are meeting her for lunch tomorrow....super excited! Any way, that's our update! My hubby is one step closer to being a biomedical engineer! We have a lot to do to prepare for our move and my family in FL will be greatly missed, but we feel we are being obedient to God's plan for us.
Rom 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.