Hey Five Alarm fam!
At this point, most you know that Kelsie and I are expecting later this year and starting a family of our own. With that comes new responsibilities and challenges. The amount of support you all have shown the two of us has been so amazing it’s hard to put into words how grateful we are for you all to be a part of our lives. That is why this has been one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make… we’ve prayed long and hard about it, and, for the best interest of us and the future of our family, we have made the choice to move to the Springfield area by the time baby Backs comes in November.
Now I know this may be a surprise and shock to many of you, but family is very important to us and to have two sets of parents extremely close will help us out tremendously. I want each and everyone of you to know you are and WILL ALWAYS be family to us. You’ve been my family for the past 6 years, keeping me accountable, helping me through my darkest times, and always putting a smile on my face. You have also shown Kelsie just as much love and compassion the past couple years she’s been here and there will never be a family like this Five Alarm family. I promise you this isn’t a goodbye but more of a “see you soon” as we both plan to be back to drop in when the opportunity presents itself.
Also as you saw earlier this week we have posted for a new addition to the coaching team. From this post, you can figure out that the new posting is to fulfill my departure. I want to make sure this transition is as smooth as possible and we make sure this new coach has all the tools they need to make each and every one of you the best version of yourselves. There is no official last day for me, but I will be fully transparent that we are actively looking for homes and hoping to be moved by the end of October.
As the days and weeks go by, I am an open book with no secrets and if you have any questions about the move, please reach out and I’d be more than happy to discuss.
We love you all,
Joel and Kelsie