Our Texas-Sized Announcement

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The time has finally come for the Cone family to announce some pretty big news– we are moving back to Dallas this summer. Jesse has accepted a fantastic full time teaching position at a large classical school in Dallas, where he’ll get to work alongside one of his best friends in their English department. Jesse has also always wanted to pursue PhD studies at the University of Dallas, and this will enable him to do that without putting our family in any debt.

This decision was not made lightly, but we feel that God has made it very clear to us by opening all the right doors and already fulfilling many of our needs. Jesse has wanted to begin PhD work for quite some time, and this will give him that opportunity. On my end, it has been my desire for many many months now to be a stay at home mom. As a part time working mom these past couple of years, I have always felt torn between the two worlds, and like I am not able to enjoy either very well. Jesse’s new job will make more than enough money for us to live comfortably on, along with providing us great benefits.

But there are definitely downsides. What grieves us, more than anything, is that we leave our families behind in California. It has been my greatest joy these past 3 years, getting to see our parents become grandparents. I will miss not watching this on a daily/weekly basis. But, in the interest of not crying my eyes out forever, I have to also remember that Texas is not THAT far away, and that we will now have the money to visit often. With a teaching job, Jesse will be given all the same generous holidays and vacations, and we can see family as often as possible.

We will also miss the school that we have worked for these past few years. We got to be students there ourselves many years ago, and then we got to be teachers. The school has taken care of us in so many ways, and the friendships we have made there will not be forgotten.

We’ve been through a cross country move a time or two before, but never with two kids, so we are probably in for one wild ride. Luckily, we know that God has already opened so many doors, He will be faithful and guide us through this process. Please pray for our family during this crazy transition! Stay tuned for more updates!

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  • Seana Turner

    Wow – congratulations! That is a BIG deal. And after you just completed your beautiful laundry room:) Many blessings as you make the transition. Happy Mother’s Day.

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      Thanks, Seana! I’m sure we’ll have a great laundry room wherever we go, and it was good practice for us 🙂

  • Lauren Albrecht

    So exciting!!! Good for you guys – I love seeing people faithfully following God, who asks us to do big things!!! Best of luck in moving 🙂

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      Thanks, Lauren! I remember when you committed to moving too!

  • http://www.bobaandpearls.com Nikki

    Congrats and good luck with everything! My family is in California and I’m in Texas too, I know how it is 🙂

    Found you from the Blog Hop btw!

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      Thanks, Nikki!

      • http://www.bobaandpearls.com/ Nikki

        You’re welcome <3 Hope it all goes well!