August 30th, 2013 was a day that would forever change mine and Kev's lives.
It was this day that one chapter for us would close and the next one was about to start.
That day Kev said goodbye to his former employer/company of 5 years and as divine intervention would have it, Kev also, on that same day, received an offer on his dream job. The.very.same day. Funny how things like that work out huh?
Kev took a leap of faith and knew what was best for our family. After months of teetering back and forth if we would pick up our lives and move to Atlanta for his current job at the time, he decided it was time to walk away. We booth took a walk of faith that the next opportunity would come along and we vowed not to stress about it. I have never been so proud of him.
For a man to walk away from a position that most people would dream of due to moral principles such as integrity, character and happiness..... and not have all the details worked out for the next job is so courageous and faithful.
He never blinked an eye. He never worried. He never stressed. He knew it would all work out.
Kev and I both knew that God would always provide for us and that the right opportunity would come along. However, I have never seen Kev's faith be as strong as it was in those weeks.
I was so proud of him. So amazed at how he had grown as a Christian man.
And several opportunities did come along, much faster than expected. But the right opportunity came exactly on Kev's last day of work.
I remember him calling me with the news that he had been offered that position. I burst into happy tears when we hung up the phone. I prayed out loud in my car thanking the Big Man for all our blessings. We truly don't deserve his forever mercy, grace and blessings that he pours upon his.
A week earlier, Kev had also told me he had never wanted something as bad as he had wanted this career opportunity.
August 30th was a big day for us. We had already made plans to attend a going-away patio party on his last day in Cincinnati and we decided we would not share the news.
I put my dress on and curled my hair and got ready to charm the co-workers.
It was definitely a mixture of emotions saying goodbyes, but trying to contain our excitement for the next chapter to start.
After dinner and drinks, we drove by Kev's office to turn in all his technology equipment.
He was like a giddy little boy.
And afterwards we celebrated with cheesecake and mojitos at Cheesecake Factory in Kenwood.
Mojitos and cheesecake there are our thing.
I remember looking at him at the restaurant and being so proud of him. I thanked him for always trusting his gut and doing what is best for our family.
Our first over night date in 2009 was in Cincy. We went to cheesecake and both ordered mojitos that were potent! I remember having to get it together in the bathroom or the boy I was trying to impress at the time (kev) was going to think I was a lush. Turns out Kev was having the exact same thoughts as I was at the exact same time in the men's room. hehe. ohhh memory lane
The next morning we started house hunting in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area. We knew relocating was required with this new job.....but how fast that move would happen could have never been expected.
All the pieces have just fallen into place for us and we know this was the path we were supposed to take.
Thank you Kevin Rex for bringing me along to watch your greatness. Thank you for providing for our family every.single.day. You never cease to amaze me and I am so lucky and happy to be your wife!