Many of you know, most of you don’t, that we will be returning to the US next month. Of course, this brings cheers of joy and buckets of tears at the same time. We have had the most incredible year and ½ and I don’t think any of us would trade it for anything! I think this was one of the most important things we have done for our family and for our kids. This experience really showed us a lot, it showed them a lot. We learned, we grew, we explored, we struggled, we cried, we fought, we made up. This experience made us stronger, it made us more whole.
Moving to a foreign country is challenging. The whole year I have felt like a child learning to speak and read again. When our kids entered French public school this year, I was just putting so much trust in the fact that they knew what they were doing! I simply could not put all the right French words together to get across my point most of the time. So we just signed the forms and sent them on their way. This is what the whole year has been like. Read, translate loosely, sign and trust! I know we will always look back on this time with smiles.
During our time, we have been able to visit 6 countries and countless villages and cities that we would have never even known about without this opportunity. We will return to the US with a different view, a new perspective, a morphed view, if you will, of the things we love about the US and the things we learned to love about Europe. Each world can learn from the other. There is no perfect place, we just have to make that place (the place) our home.
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