Category Archives: Anticipation

Thora’s Big Day Tomorrow

Finally, after being out of school since June 15th, and being out of summer camp since Aug 17th, after traveling across the U.S. and the Pacific with just her family, her 3 year-old brother her only peer, Thora will start … Continue reading

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First Leg of Limbo

At the moment I feel surprisingly disoriented. I’m in my teenage home but as a mother with my little kids. I’ve left my home for far away shores and yet find myself encountering childhood scene after childhood scene. And the … Continue reading

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Just under 2 years since my very first post and we’re on our way.

I can’t believe I’m writing this, thinking this. But as of this afternoon, we have a long road ahead of us and we’re seeing green lights all the way. It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend, and I’m not even … Continue reading

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Clenching jaw, getting headache, venting steam into blog post.

It’s unbelievable to write this, but Sean has his final work day five weeks from today. We are getting close to the final month countdown. And yet… Most notably, we have no visas because we’re still awaiting the Medical Council … Continue reading

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She knows…

We hadn’t been vigilant about keeping it from her and yet we hadn’t sat our 5 year-old daughter down for a straightforward discussion about our impending move. We’d decided that until it was more certain and we were closer to … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Next to me, as I type this, is a nice little collection of images of Gisborne, an inspiration wall, to keep my eyes on the prize. They’re mostly of Makorori and Wainui Beaches in Gisborne, our soon-to-be home turf, stunning … Continue reading

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The first of the lasts

Since Thora was about a year old, we’ve enrolled her in swimming lessons at the MIT pool. Except for the summers when we frequent the local public swimming holes, every Sunday morning has found us walking over to their stellar … Continue reading

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