Monthly Archives: October 2010

A quick comparison

My husband and I have been talking recently about our perception of New Zealand, and how these perceptions have likely been idealized. We try to remind ourselves to be realistic about the challenges that will face us; to name but … Continue reading

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Backing up a bit to answer a basic Why

It’s a fundamental part of our decision, but somehow I’ve managed to overlook articulating it, even to myself. As I’ve said many times before, the thought of the impending move regularly weaves itself into my consciousness. From putting away laundry … Continue reading

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Final goodbyes and anticipating loneliness

On Thursday, we said our final, tearful goodbye to our great friends, Lauren and her son Noah. It was sad to see them go. So sad to watch Lauren hug my daughter for the last time. Lauren was T’s favorite … Continue reading

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