Saturday, February 16, 2013

Our First Post


Welcome to the Swafford's Blog. We have been married for almost 2 and a half years. We recently moved to Knoxville, Tennessee so my sweet husband could further his education at the University of Tennessee. Before moving we had both lived in the same little town our whole lives, which is about an hour and a half away. This move has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for us.

I'm a registered nurse and am currently in school working on obtaining my bachelors degree. I left my previous job working on a telemetry floor and am now a NICU nurse at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. I love working with the babies! It can be very nerve racking at times, but feels so good to make such a huge impact on God's smallest miracles. My husband got accepted to UT's law school, however we both felt led to pay cash for his school, rather than take out another school loan. Fortunately, God made a way (as He always does) and Russ got a job working in the Chancellor's office. This allowed his school to be paid for and allowed a second income. God had even bigger plans when Russ was offered a job as The Projects Manager of the Chancellor. This was an amazing opportunity and after much prayer we decided that it would be best to take a year off of law school while Russ learned this exciting new job.

So that's where we are now. There have been so many changes in the past couple of years. However, God has been there through it all, and we give Him all the glory.