SEATTLE!!!!!!!!! We are so excited and surprised! It was Jeremiah’s number one choice throughout it all, and we just got nervous because we didn’t feel like we ever got a for sure “the spot is yours” from them. Jeremiah, and his Honest Abe self, refused to contact any other programs for fear it would look dishonest…knowing he wasn’t putting those other programs first.

Anyway, the spine surgeon in Seattle that Jeremiah really respects and got to know a little bit on our trip out there, called him this morning. I wish you could have all heard Jeremiah’s voice when he called to tell me the news. I felt like the Rocky theme song was playing in the background and he was ready to go toe to toe with the world. I was standing in the Walmart parking lot and I am pretty sure everyone around thought I had won the lottery 🙂 I am so proud of him. So thankful to see God rewarding all his hard work with some validation. Thank you all for praying for us and sharing in the excitement!

22 Responses to “And We’re Off To…”

  1. Ashley says:

    CONGRATS!! SOOOOO happy for you and your family! Please keep us up to date on every detail 🙂

  2. Darby says:

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord! It will be an adventure for sure! I’m so thrilled for y’all! You will love it… Seattle is one of my favorite cities!! Tell Jeremiah we are so proud of him and Justin said… “that dirty dog didn’t call me, I guess that’s what happens when people blog” 🙂

  3. Beth Goff says:

    That’s WONDERFUL! You will enjoy it there I am sure. I have only heard wonderful things about Seattle. What a blessing.

  4. Becky says:

    congrats on getting the top pick! i can’t wait for you to post us a picture from a ferry boat! your girls will be world travelers at a young age!

  5. Kellie says:

    Awesome! You will enjoy that so much! Can’t wait to see and hear all about your adventures for that year! God is good!

  6. Natalie Roe says:

    ooo seattle – ive always wanted to go there. what an adventure! cant wait to hear (um… read) all the stories…

  7. andi says:

    YIPPPPEEEEEE! I know you all will love it!!!! I am thrilled and I know God has amazing work that He has been preparing for you there! Isn’t He GOOD!!!!!!!!! Love the picture of your sweet family!

  8. LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! says:

    Yea. I have friends in Seattle…who can give you all sorts of hints, suggestions, etc. Congrats!!!

  9. Lindsey says:

    congrats! that’s so great that ya’ll got the first choice! i’m sure it will be an amazing year! love the picture of the family.

  10. Gail says:

    I am so happy that you got what you wanted. Life is good! Be sure and take A LOT of warm clothing! My daughter lived, there, for 3 yrs. I spent a lot of time coming and going. I am happy that Jeremiah got what he wanted, too! The kids will love the snow and moutains. It really is pretty.

  11. Kendall Boggs says:

    SO SO happy for you Abbs! When do you guys leave? As for the house thing. I remember being like that and it was just so stressful! (I think we had like a roach issue or something) You really find out who your friends are because they will always come to the rescue and help you fix stuff. You’ll look back and cherish those days! I promise.

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  13. Kelly says:

    congrats!! what a wonderful adventure it will be for ya’ll as a family.

  14. anna and geoffrey says:

    Congratulations! I know you are so excited. . . my husband just finished his 2nd year of med school and residency/fellowships and the whole MATCH thing makes me a nervous wreck! Congrats again and good luck!!!

  15. aedozier says:

    Congratulations!!!! Y’all will have such a fun time. So excited for all of you!

  16. The Wilson's says:

    That is AWESOME!!! Tell him congrats for me! I am thankful we have another year with yall here. Can we come visit?

  17. Jenny says:

    Congratulations!! So happy for you! This will be a great experience and something you will look back on in your marriage with such fond memories. Congrats again to Jeremiah…I know he has worked so hard!

  18. Kendra White says:

    Congrats… we have some wonderful friends from Louisville, KY who started a church plant out in Seattle, i will send you the link….

  19. joy says:

    Abby, Congratulations! I know that will be a fun adventure for your family. Your girls are precious and I’m so glad I got to see all three of you last week, even under funny circumstances!

  20. Kristen says:

    That’s great! What an exciting adventure that will be!

  21. Jennifer Todd says:

    Abby, SO VERY happy for the Maddox family!!! Be sure to take time to enjoy all the great things to see and do in and around Seattle. (p.s. blessing #2 is up. thanks for the nudge – even though it may just be the two of us.)

  22. Danielle says:

    That is great and I’m excited that you guys got your #1 choice. Congratulations!

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