Three years have passed…
We are getting ready for takeoff. In only 10 days we will be moving back to Holland. Back ‘home’? Kind of, I guess. We are going back to our own house. To our old neighborhood. Living closer to our family and old friends, to all those little things we’ve been missing. But what about our new friends? Our ‘home’ in France? I guess when you lived somewhere over 3 years it becomes your home (too). There are new little things that have become part of my new French life.
We had hardships, challenges and downsides. But moreover we had successes, blessings and great adventures. We discovered so many new things, new food, new places, met so many new people. New habits have grown upon us. New values, new appreciations.
Leaving will be hard. And I’m guessing reintegrating won’t be too easy either. But at the same time I’m truly excited. I am looking forward to this new phase, our new adventure. Excited to find out what is ahead of us. Taking along our adventurous spirit, and a whole lot of amazing life experiences. Whatever’s yet to come, we are ready for it.
I am so proud of my family, the 4 of us. Of how we made our French adventure a big success. How we have grown and what we have learned. Sure, we are leaving things behind, but all that, all those memories, experiences, friendships; we can take them with us, wherever we go.
WE DID IT.
Dutch days, French ways.