Transported to the Scenic City

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Some of y’all may have guessed that our rapid trip to Chattanooga on Monday was for a job interview for Mr. V. While I was having a fantastic omelet and great coffee at Aretha Frankenstein’s with Robin from Pensieve, Mr. V was undergoing a whole day of interviews at a local high school. We are VERY happy to announce that he did get the job and we’re going to be Chattanoogans! (Chattanoogites?)

The last few months–since November, really, when his application process began–have been such a downer for us, and we are so relieved to know where we’ll be. At the same time, it’s incredibly bittersweet. We still won’t be near any family; we will miss our life and friends here in Nashville so much; and honestly, I’m not sure how I’ll function as a stay-at-home mom, even though that is what I have dreamed and desired to be! I love my job and I will be sad to leave when the time comes. Also we will have to undergo the stress of trying to sell our house in a less than desirable market.

I’ve decided I won’t share where Mr. V will be teaching since I just don’t think that’s necessary information and don’t want a bunch of high-schoolers finding my blog. 🙂 I also don’t think I’ll be the changing the name of it–we’ll always be proud of our Vanderbilt connection, and I don’t want to undergo the hassle.

Thank you for your prayers during this time.

Will you please also lift up a prayer this morning for my friend Monica? This dear, sweet woman just lost her little son—she was 6 months pregnant. I am so grieving for her this morning and I know she covets prayers.

11 thoughts on “Transported to the Scenic City

  1. You are going to LOVE IT!!!

    By the way, you need to check out the ultra-low air fares on Allegiant Air out of the Chattanooga Airport. Hopefully your family lives near a connecting city. I’ve been seeing specials for something crazy like $38 round trip.

  2. I understand the hassle in changing “Vanderbilt Wife,” but what about the part written in tiny letters UNDER the title which will no longer be true? Hee hee.

  3. Congrats on the new job! I went to church camp in Chattanooga eons ago and had a great time. Great white water rafting and hiking too!

  4. Congrats! And best wishes! I’ve been to Chattanooga a few times and thought it was really beautiful.

    Visited Rock City and Ruby Falls and rode an alpine slide or something down a mountain. Fun times!

    I hope you’ll be able to sell your house quickly and for the price you want.

  5. We are from NW Tenn and have always enjoyed our trips to Chattanooga at the other end of the state…you will love it there!

    Will also remember Monica in prayer…

  6. Congrats! that is wonderful news. I have a really good friend that grew up there and still lives there that has a 2 1/2 yr old girl and a little boy on the way, let me know if you want me to get you two together, she is awesome and loves play groups and taking her kids places (she is also a pediatric nurse, so a good person to know 🙂 also, did you know that dole makes granny smith applesauce? I noticed you said she likes those apples.


  7. I’m so happy for you. Sorry I haven’t been over to check out the details until today. Tell me more about your sahm-ness!

  8. I didn't realize you'd get to stay home with the move!!! Congrats! I know you've wanted that for some time…you'll love it once you get adjusted!!

    And BTW I always thought Vanderbilt was a reference to the Vanderbilt family…..especially given your tag line. I thought it was meant as a joke. Boy do I feel silly now 🙂

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