Tuesday, April 17


So we are owners of a medical practice. 
Like, signed the big boy documents last night.
And now we are on our own...

Running a practice that has 9 employees.
8 treatment rooms.

I have to know what Accounts Receivable is.

and a big ugly word...

Yesterday after dropping the kids off at my friends house, and driving to the signing under a clouded sky, I said a little prayer.
"This is our last chance to say 'No'. 
We have followed what we feel to be right, and this is the last chance we have to back out.
Is this the right step into the next portion of our lives?"

Just after I finished this little prayer in my heart, the clouds broke apart, and the sun came out.
It lit up everything around me, and then I felt a really warm feeling.

I believe my Heavenly Father spoke directly to my heart in a way so personal to just me.
The sun. 

I have missed it since living here in Oregon, but at that moment, I knew that this would be home.
While waiting in the attorney's office, Tyson said he felt the same way, and so off we went to the conference room and SIGNED OUR LIVES AWAY!

I saw this on pinterest today.

I am not one to pin sayings on pinterest but this really spoke to me today.
This is a little bit of motivation I needed to let go of some fear...

I have been holding on to the shore with both hands and throwing a small tantrum, but there really are so many amazing successes that Tyson and I can accomplish through owning this practice...

and a lot of risk..

and I feel like I have been focusing on the risk.

I am ready to lose sight of the shore so we can cross the ocean!

I am so proud of Tyson. He works hard for us.
There is a lot to look forward to!

12 love notes:

Kristy said...

Yay! I'm so excited and so proud of you guys! I'm happy that you know that this is the right place for you (even though I wish you were here). Tom and I were telling funny stories the other night and Tom said to me,
"we used to do this with the Scotts. sad." We ALL miss you around here but will come and see you! I promise!

Emily Curfew said...

congratulations! takes a lot of courage and hard work-- both of which you both have. True Oregonians now!! :-)

Laura said...

Congrats!! Very exciting for you guys. I had a friend say to me once that the very best things that have happened to her were a result of doing something she feared. I think Oregon looks amazing!!

Susan said...

Congratulations, so happy for your family! (the kids are darling!)

Michael and Lia said...

Good for you guys - I would have been the same way as you as far as "holding the shore and having a tantrum." I am sure you guys are going to do great - you are both really great people and I am sure referrals will reflect that. My ankles are junk and I saw an orthopedic surgeon a while ago (and did PT) he said they both need surgery... maybe I will come visit you guys ; ) Lia

RaeAnn said...

Your blog made me cry...so happy for you...Love you!!!

Jenny said...

What a great confirmation that you are doing the right thing! That really does sound scary but I'm sure things will turn out great! Everyone seems to love Tyson so I'm sure you will have no problem getting and keeping clients. Best of luck on this new adventure!! 3 kids and business owners...You guys are so legit now!!!!!!!

Erin and Daryl said...

WOW Jen! Congratulations to you guys. That is so exciting.

Maren B said...

Wow, congratulations-- I can totally understand your reservations. So are you the office manager person?

Michelle said...

Yay! Congratulations and best wishes on this big adventure! Lots of love!

Shari said...

Jen, thank you for sharing your experience. It made me cry. It reminded me of when we were getting ready to accept Jon's offer to Moscow. It was a hard decision to make and one that I almost wished that the Lord would stop us last minute. But we felt strongly that we were meant to come here.

I also loved the quote!

Congratulations and good luck!

Shelley said...

So cool! What an awesome "adult" step in you lives! So happy for you guys.