Leaving

I don’t know why but this is a post I have been avoiding. I struggled to find the right time and words to express what I am feeling.

We are leaving our sunny little island home. I knew this day would come but I thought it would be later. Now that the final decision has been made feelings of sadness weal up when I tell my friends our plans or take walks on the beach knowing I wont be able to enjoy its beauty for much longer, many things I will miss as the years pass and I’ll look back on our life here. And yet excitement takes hold of me as a new chapter of our lives starts to unfold.  We are moving to the cold north, Wisconsin. My kids have spent most of their life in the tropics and I am sure protest to the climate change will arise, possibly even from me. As my husband likes to remind me “you can always put more on when cold but can only take so much off when hot”. I will be wearing lots of LAYERS. This may sound funny but I am looking forward to wearing coats, boots, jeans, sweaters, hats and gloves, oh the unspeakable joys of wearing layers. We will be arriving in North America just in time for the Holidays.

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