Written by Keeley, a current graduate wife
It has been one week since my husband, Jason, received an offer as Assistant Professor of Global Christianity at Arizona State University, and it still feels pretty surreal. We got the call in the middle of Old Navy, and when we didn’t recognize the area code, and he had been outside the store talking for over ten minutes, I figured I knew what was up. When he told me the news, I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or take a nap (odd impulse, I know, but that’s how I honestly felt). We are both so relieved and excited, if a little overwhelmed at the prospect of having our first baby in June and then moving across the country to his new job about six weeks later. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s impossible for me to verbalize how grateful I am for Jason, for his hard work, and for the search committee seeing what I see in him–it feels as though all the mornings getting up before dawn and all of the papers, articles, and research trips might be worth it in some way besides general “life experience.” The only problem is that we will have to put our cat ranch plans on hold, but I think I can live with that for now!
(p.s. we will probably have to put those winter clothes away for a while too! yahoo!)