Last week these two got a pretty exciting piece of news:
Carson got accepted from the wait list to a podiatry school in Florida that he had his hopes on.
They had a little less than twenty-four hours to make a pretty gigantic decision. They had been trying to decide between Florida (if they got in) and a possibility in New York (that wouldn’t happen until January), but suddenly this option became a reality and they’ve been spinning their heads ever since. It was interesting to stand back and watch them make that four-year decision. This would stress me out like nobody’s business, and kind of did even as the parent. How do you help married kids make big decisions like this?? Especially when Dave was still out of town (he’s the best at advice) and they only had a small window to figure it out? I learned the answer is that you don’t. Sure, you’re there to help and advise if they ask, help them see different perspectives, but they talked it out so beautifully, prayed about it, and everything just sort of fell into place. They were so calm and collected, so peaceful, and it all felt right to them, so they called and accepted that spot.
…And will pack up and drive across the country to make a home in Miami, Florida in a couple weeks.
Yep, you heard that right, school starts on August 31st.
This timing wasn’t in the original plan. But then, is anything happening in the world right now what was in the original plan pre-corona? We are in a world of question marks and shifting plans so this fits right in. They still have a bunch of stuff in Hawaii that they can’t get to, they don’t have a car or a place to live once they get there, or anything to fill it up once they arrive (that makes it simple though, right?). I don’t think either has ever been to Florida so they are drinking in information as fast as they can, trying to figure out student loans, trying to figure out which way is up right about now, but all with big smiles across their faces.
One thing they do know: this feels so right, and has sure fallen into place in some pretty amazing ways. We are SO excited for these two and the grand adventure that lies ahead.
If anyone has advice about Miami send it right on over…or ideas for a graphic designer job there, Elle would sure love any leads she can get!
Florida is getting some pretty great kids.
And we are gonna miss them like crazy.