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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It’s official, we are moving to…

…GERMANY!

Kim at Bonn City Center

Over the summer, my sister-in-law and I joked that after I ripped out all the carpets, painted the floors and redid another room, I would probably find out we had to move.  Fast forward a few months, and BOOM, those words became a reality.

I have been waiting to write this post for what seems like an eternity.  Suddenly things are happening at the speed of light and I kind of feel like I have to throw up on a daily basis.  We are moving February 13th to the biggest adventure our family will probably ever have together.  It will be the chance of a lifetime to see so many wonderful things within a train ride or short car ride or even a city hopper plane ride away.

You might be wondering, do the kids see it this way?  And the answer is, umm, no and yes.  As you can imagine a middle schooler’s reaction to leaving his buddies was not a pretty sight, my daughter was mixed, sad and interested in our new adventure and our big wild card surprise came from the little guy – completely excited.  What the what?  Didn’t expect that.

I know we’re in for a rough few months (or more) of transitions with the kids missing friends and me driving the wrong way on a one way, but in the end, I know the opportunities and adventures will outweigh all that.

Am I excited?  Yes!  Am I nervous?  Yes!  Am I sad to leave my friends and family?  Of course.  I am so grateful for my family’s encouragement and support to take this chance.  Without it, I don’t think I’d have the heart to leave.  Mom, especially to you, thank you for telling me to go for it without blinking an eye.

Oh, and when I said my word for the year was DISCOVERY, that was kind of cheating.  How can I help but discover and stretch myself while living in a new world?  So yeah, I sort of set myself up for success on my word for the year.  Just getting on the plane to go, I’ve already reached my goal of DISCOVERY.

9 comments:

  1. Holy cow! You're going to keep blogging, right? I can't wait to see how it all goes!

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  2. Congrats! That is so exciting.. I am sure your family will do great. My sister lived in Munich for a while and it was wonderful to visit.. especially if you like beer and sausage! :)

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  3. SO excited for you and your family, Kim!! What a wonderful adventure, do you know how long you'll be there? You look awfully cute & happy!

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  4. What an exciting adventure! Best of luck on your new discovery!

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  5. It's an amazing opportunity for you and the kids....yeah!!! So many of us have been Ex-Pat's. Do you know Julie of http://monkeygrasshill.blogspot.com/ she is in London now. So excited for you.

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  6. WOW! What an exciting opportunity for your family! I will look forward to following along on your adventure here on your blog! Good luck with your move and congratulations!!!!

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  7. That is exciting and very scary. My husband was born on an army base in Germany and I've always wanted to visit. Hope we get to follow along on your blog!!

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  8. Wow! Exciting!! We had family stationed in Germany when I was growing up and got to go visit a couple times. My cousins still have fond memories and life-long friends they made there. Hopefully one day your kids will feel the same:)

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  9. Life is all about the adventure and who you meet along the way.. Good luck and I hope you keep can keep blogging so we can share it along with you!

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