First, some wonderful news. We matched and we now know where we are going. Even better, we matched in a combined program... so we'll only have to move once in the next five years. That itself is a huge relief.
However, with our celebrations, comes some tears and sadness. It's sinking in that I'll have to change jobs, go back on the job hunt, and leave a great place. I have some of the most supportive coworkers, and they will be impossible to replace. I love that I work at a public school and prayer/family support is a regular conversation. I only hope to find that to be a regular conversation at my next school.
We're excited for a new start. Maybe I'll live within a half hour to my workplace, maybe we'll find a great new house (we feel like we got lucky in Kalamazoo), and maybe we'll love the new city. It's a lot of unknown that we need to decide soon. I have that anxious feeling that June is going to come all too fast (and the program is already asking for our vacation days!).
As a final note, my family and friends, you are amazing. Thank you for everything: thoughts, prayers, support, encouragement, etc.