The McKays are moving again! And as the title of this post reflects, it makes three in one year and believe me, I'm DONE with moving. Thankfully, most of our stuff is in storage, so it will make packing up this apartment much easier (or so I think). We are headed to live in on-campus housing at Dallas Theological Seminary! It's really quite miraculous how it all came about. We had a meeting lined up with a woman on campus a couple of weeks ago (right before we headed to vacation in Chicago) to discuss Aron's current major, the financial aspect of school, any job openings on campus, etc. After our productive meeting, we headed to the housing department to drop off our application, knowing that the waiting list is often 6-12 months. After being greeted by a friendly lady, we proceeded to ask her if there *happened* to be any openings any time soon (our current lease was due to be renewed 3 days hence) and if so, Aron would need to add one class to his schedule (the deadline for registration was that day). This lovely lady looked at us and said, "I have two, 2-bedroom apartments for rent right now!" No way! We were dually surprised because the 2-bedrooms are the hardest to come by (they also offer a one bedroom and a study). Aron has added a night class to his schedule and we move in on Saturday, September 6!
I am most thrilled about the impending community we will be stepping into. Many mamas stay at home with their kiddos on-campus, so it will be awesome to have loads of families around us to connect with regularly. The school is in heart of downtown Dallas, so we are moving about 20 miles due south of us; we will still stay involved in our church and remain connected to our friends up this way. I feel like we are heading back to college (and I really only had one year of the dorm-life); how awesome to do this with my husband this time around! I'm oh-so proud of Aron for stepping up and taking 2 classes this semester, amidst a crazy, busy work schedule (though things should be mellowing out some). We remain unsure of when he will rotate out of his current job (school is located significantly closer to his office, though, which is nice) in order to pursue school full-time; we are praying about year's end.
My friend Renee, probably jokingly, said to me, "You must like moving alot!" and Tina once quipped, "You guys lead such an exciting life!" For the record, I *despise* moving...the packing and unpacking. It's so draining and exhausting (esp. with a toddler underfoot and one in the belly); but, thankfully, we have lined up several of our good friends to help us move!! Once again, I have felt very vulnerable and needy asking for help, but it's amazing to see our community come around and support us at this time. I feel loved. More than anything, I'm feeling an excitement over our renewed zeal for school, and the steps we have taken to put it back at the forefront of our endeavors.
Aron has 18 units of his 120 unit Masters of Theology under his belt (don't get me started...this program should be a doctorate) and we are currently assessing if this is indeed the route we want to take or switch to a Masters of Christian Education (62 units).