We have two more nights in our house.
We have two more nights in this house where we went from two to four. We have two more nights to listen to the ocean crash onto the shore in front of our house. We have two more nights to sit peacefully in this home that we have loved.
We have two more nights before our lives change drastically.
I think that I have an idea of what is coming. I think that Alan thinks that he has an idea of what is coming.
But… really, I’m sure that there will be surprises, things that we couldn’t even have fathomed, things that will surprise us, things that we will love, things that we will dislike and… things that are, simply, different.
I’m super excited for this new phase in our lives. Living overseas has been on our wish list for quite a while… I just didn’t think about the work involved with moving overseas.
I’m looking forward to that part being complete.
I should share my lists here – they are pages long and only partically crossed off at this point.
But… it’s going to happen no matter how ready I feel, or not. So I may as well feel excited about it.
And the good-byes that we are having to make.
We’ve created a lovely community here, of people that I am going to miss. It’s hard telling people that this is likely a permanent move… and it’s very possible that, if we return to the US – it may be elsewhere. :-/
To our friends here in Santa Cruz – You are in our hearts. Thank you very much for being a part of our community.
Well – off I go to get more on my list crossed off, while still being a mom, feeding people, fixing owies, changing diapers… etc.
It’ll all happen. It may not be pretty but it’ll happen.