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5/24/2020

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All Good Things Must End

Well, it’s time. Our apartment is almost completely empty and tomorrow we should be landing back in Chicago. As I’ve been packing up these last few weeks i’ve been thinking about all that has happened over this last year. When we first made the decision to move to Guatemala our main goal was for the girls to be closer to their family here and for them to become fluent in Spanish. The year has brought us that but so much more than we could have ever imagined.

Uprooting our lives in Illinois was scary. It’s hard to believe that just a year ago we were preparing to move here when Neva broke her arm. The year started with the unexpected hiccup and is ending in a similar fashion. Between Adilia’s broken tooth and the pandemic it has been a whirlwind last month but the lessons we will take from it are greater than the stresses. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

So what have we learned? Well for one I don’t handle uncertainty well. Yes this was already known and has been known for man many years but the stress of moving during a pandemic has required Joe and I to buckle down and focus on what is truly important. And what I’ve discovered is that together he and I make a pretty epic team. The things we can accomplish the dreams we can pursue and the life we can build together is an amazing thing.

This has been the hardest year we’ve had on our marriage and we have stayed stronger together and our love has never wavered. He is my favorite human to be near and I’m so glad we took this leap together. We don’t really know what the rest of the year has in store. And we are moving back with a lot of unknowns, but I know that together we will make it through to the other side.

I am so grateful that over the last week we have been able to spend time with family. I was able to get back behind the lens and freeze this moment in our lives.

Saying goodbye is never easy but made harder right now since we really don’t know when we will be able to see family here again. Travel is going to be forever changed but I hope soon we can reunite with a real hug.

Moving twice in a year with two small children is not easy and I really can’t imagine how we would have been able to make it work without the support of our amazing nanny Fernanda. She has become a member of our family and I don’t know how any of us will get by without her.

So would I do it again? Without a doubt yes. It has been challenging but an amazing adventure. It will be a year we will never forget for so many reasons and has changed the way we will live forever.

Gracias por todo Guatemala, te veremos pronto.

Well, it’s time. Our apartment is almost completely empty and tomorrow we should be landing back in Chicago. As I’ve been packing up these last few weeks i’ve been thinking about all that has happened over this last year. When we first made the decision to move to Guatemala our main goal was for the girls to be closer to their family here and for them to become fluent in Spanish. The year has brought us that but so much more than we could have ever imagined.

Uprooting our lives in Illinois was scary. It’s hard to believe that just a year ago we were preparing to move here when Neva broke her arm. The year started with the unexpected hiccup and is ending in a similar fashion. Between Adilia’s broken tooth and the pandemic it has been a whirlwind last month but the lessons we will take from it are greater than the stresses. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

So what have we learned? Well for one I don’t handle uncertainty well. Yes this was already known and has been known for man many years but the stress of moving during a pandemic has required Joe and I to buckle down and focus on what is truly important. And what I’ve discovered is that together he and I make a pretty epic team. The things we can accomplish the dreams we can pursue and the life we can build together is an amazing thing.

This has been the hardest year we’ve had on our marriage and we have stayed stronger together and our love has never wavered. He is my favorite human to be near and I’m so glad we took this leap together. We don’t really know what the rest of the year has in store. And we are moving back with a lot of unknowns, but I know that together we will make it through to the other side.

I am so grateful that over the last week we have been able to spend time with family. I was able to get back behind the lens and freeze this moment in our lives.

Saying goodbye is never easy but made harder right now since we really don’t know when we will be able to see family here again. Travel is going to be forever changed but I hope soon we can reunite with a real hug.

Moving twice in a year with two small children is not easy and I really can’t imagine how we would have been able to make it work without the support of our amazing nanny Fernanda. She has become a member of our family and I don’t know how any of us will get by without her.

So would I do it again? Without a doubt yes. It has been challenging but an amazing adventure. It will be a year we will never forget for so many reasons and has changed the way we will live forever.

Gracias por todo Guatemala, te veremos pronto.

Mi Casa, Travel

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  1. Rebeca says:

    So sweet!! We’ll miss you so much but are so so gratefull for the time and memories created together in this time. Today I am “cries while reads”… love you!!!

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