As many of you who see us regularly, we are been very tired and overwhelmed at times lately. April and May is typically our busiest time of year. In a three week period, we have our son's birthday 4/22, our anniversary 4/27, my brother's birthday 5/8, my brother in law's birthday 5/11, my birthday 5/14, Mother's Day that week as well, and my Mom's birthday 5/20. During those weeks, we were also discussing some pretty big career changes for Jeremy. I'll recap everything now.
I haven't blogged about any of this yet because I wanted to wait until the news was official and now it is! I'm excited to share that Jeremy has accepted a position at his current company as a Cloud Engineer. Jeremy has been happy with his job role as a Senior Systems Adminstrator since November 2015. He really hadn't been seeking out any new opportunities because things were going well for him, and our home life has been quite full lately. Since he started working at Aderant a year and a half ago, we found out we were expecting baby #2, sold our townhouse, lived with my mom for 4 months, built and closed on our new home, moved in, added Eliza to our family, and have been getting settled ever since. We've been going through many changes, while all positive ones, it has still been a lot for both of us to juggle this year on minimal sleep.
On April 20th, Jeremy's bosses boss came to him asking if he was interested in a new role that the company had been considering. He was very honored that he was asked. That was also the day Nolan climbed out of his crib, we transitioned to his toddler bed, and we were preparing for his 2nd birthday in two days. That weekend, we discussed that while our home life is a bit chaotic lately, and we weren't really looking for another change at this time, this potential opportunity would be a wonderful career move for Jeremy and something he was really excited about. We didn't want to get our hopes up in case it didn't work out but were also thrilled about the possibility.
Over the course of the next few weeks, we waited to find out what would happen. Since this position was a new role the company was implementing, it took a little time to work everything out with HR while also finding a replacement for Jeremy's current position. Fortunately, they were able to find a good fit (who is actually an old co worker of Jeremy's). On May 12, 2017, Jeremy received his official offer letter! We certainly had a lot to celebrate that weekend. (A promotion, my birthday, and Mother's Day.)
I often write about our children's lives but I wanted to take a moment to share how proud I am of my husband and how far he's come in his IT career. I look back to when we met in 2010 almost 7 years ago, and he was a recent graduate from Georgia Tech struggling to find a job. He was valet parking when we first started dating while interviewing and figuring out what type of career he wanted. I've really enjoyed watching him find his passion in IT and how his career has developed over the years.
I also admire his ability to accept new challenges while still remaining positive and stress free. I often wish I could handle stressful situations as gracefully as he does. He is constantly learning, growing, and trying to be a better employee for his company. This month at the quarterly meeting he received one of the Top 5 performer awards. I'm incredibly proud of him and the hardwork that he puts in all day at work and at night for his family. I couldn't be more excited as he enters this next chapter in his career! Thank you for supporting our two babies and me as well! We love you!