Movin' On Down

We're moving to Miami
in 2 weeks!


Right now I'm feeling excited, overwhelmed, nervous, anxious and busy.  There is so much to do in 2 weeks... so many things to pack, so many loose ends to tie up, so many people to say goodbye to.

When we went down to Miami last month on vacation, Mauricio interviewed with an engineering firm, BE Aerospace.  His sister, Mirella and her husband Al work there and have been keeping an eye out for an opening for him.  He interviewed and things went smoothly.  But then time passed... and more time... and we thought things were cooling off and not going to happen.  It was a long shot anyway, and in order to move there, he needed to be made a nice $ offer.

Then yesterday, he received a phone call from an HR representative, saying that he was going to be extended an offer.  He received that offer, and seeing that it was good enough, we decided it was time to move on.  When he went in to tell his boss, he organized that his last official day be next Friday.  Then he'll take a week to pack/move, and finally begin at his new job by August 8.

This is all moving so quickly.

Initially, it looks like we'll be moving in with my in-laws.  First off, it's too quick to find something we REALLY want.  And secondly, in order to break our lease here, we'll have to continue paying rent until they get new tenants.  We can't afford to pay for rent here and rent there.  Even with the pay increase, it wont be enough... we're not millionaires!  But once we are all sorted out, we'll be looking to move to the Miramar area.

The change is really going to be bittersweet for me.  On the one hand, I'm so happy to be moving closer to my entire family.  It's been hard not having their support.  It's also been unfair for them not to be able to witness their grandchildren growing up... they've missed out on so much already!  On the other hand, I'm sad to be going... just when some of my friendships are starting to gain strength, just when my studio has become successful and consistant and just when I've become more active in my MOPS group.

We are trusting in God completely for this next step in our lives.  He has never lead us astray.  He brought us to Greenville for a season... and a good one at that!  I'll never be able to forget living in Greenville- this is where my babies were born!  Greenville taught me how to trust in God's provisions... even living on one salary, we never went hungry one day.  Greenville taught me how to rely completely on my husband and how to form an unshakeable team... being away from your family will do that to you.  Greenville women taught me how to be a serving and selfless mother who puts her family and children before other desires... being a SAHM is a sacrifice worth making!

I want to thank every Greenville mom who ever watched my kids, cooked me a meal, met up with me for a playdate or just said an encouraging word to get me through the day.  You truly touched my heart.

And to Carol- I will miss you most.  You have become close to me as a sister.  And though we may not see eye-to-eye on everything, you know I value your friendship and will never forget the kindness and generosity you showed me, Mau and the boys time and time again.  Just because I wont live here anymore doesn't mean I wont call you anymore... who will I talk to during naptime?!  I love you!

So, I'll keep you all updated as we go along this crazy journey.  God is in control and His plans are better than anything we could have planned for ourselves.  I hold onto that truth everyday.


Moacyr Mayrinck said...

:) & :(

Heloisa said...

Hi Nicole !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How happy I am! feel like I won a prize in the lottery! you can not imagine, but every time we sit at the table to thank God every time we gather to pray in a family, much to ALWAYS ask God to open a door for you, as a miracle for you to return to Miami and be with family .... cried a lot, everyone! with so much joy in my heart and humbly thank our great and good God for this wonderful response!! .
I know there are two sides .. the sweet and salty, but all in all, all will agree, because when our God acts ...... everything is PERFECT!
I would love to catch a plane and this change could be helping, but you know that Nicole, the wonderful people who got a gift in a beautiful day here in Miami ... I'll never forget the first time I saw you, the emotion I felt and how much fell in love with you ... so sweet, so ... oh dear! God! HE will make everything happen easily change and pray to Him now and from now until the day that you, Mauricio and babies are sitting in the family room, rested and happy asking for peace, health and energy to all you!
Dear Nicole, you show the city of Greenville, friends, students and all people, his talent, his faith, his determination and now is the time to go Nicole! Maimi .... wait for Nicole and her family are back again! God decided to share these back their beloved children, FAMILY WAR Avesani with YOU!
Welcome back to good old home!
kisses to all. with much LOVE!