It seems almost silly to post after a full year away from this space, and yet such a memorable year documented and spent away seems to deserve some sort of closure, reflection, remembrance…something.
We left New Zealand with little idea what our lives would look like “after NZ”, and honestly we still don’t fully know. We know that Fairbanks is our home for now, that surprise -we are to be parents, and that the past year was one of the best we’ve had so far. Taking a year “off” feels like an undeserved privileged, and a gift we cannot explain. We do know the decision to leave was the best thing we’ve done for our marriage, for our relationships with God and for our future. We highly recommend it.
For now we enjoy this Thanksgiving in our little cabin the woods, awaiting the arrival of our babe (anytime, baby, you can show up anytime). We reflect on how quickly this year has gone and what little we know about what is next. Clearly the unknown does not bother us like it once might have. If we have come back changed in anyway, it may just be the loss of “our plans” for this life. Of course that doesn’t rule out dreaming.
We laugh about our hermit like tendencies all the while scheming of our next family destination. Spain, South America, Austria, anyone? Okay maybe just a farm in the hillside.
Oh, the possibilities.