Thursday, August 27, 2009

packing and all that stuff

I figured I should quickly give an update. We are down to 6 days until take off, and 4 days until we have to be out of here. We are doing really well, and getting lots done. We had a few 'surprises' for our visa this week, but it all went surprisingly quickly and smoothly getting it all worked out. All our furniture will be gone by tomorrow morning, and then we just have a few rooms to clean, and packing to do. Tomorrow is also one of my son's birthday, so we will be having a little beach party for him. A few more friends to meet with, a far well party at the beach with friends, and then we are done. Done Done Done.
The emotions I feel during this time is totally all over the board. I feel overwhelmingly excited for the journey we are embarking on! I am completely saddened to have to move even further away from family! I am dreading some of the good-byes that have yet to be good-byed! I can hardly wait to be done packing and cleaning! And on and on it goes. Most days feel like a roller coaster ride. And then I hear a voice say 'lift your hands in the air like this, it is funner that way'.
So I will lift my hands in the air, and enjoy the journey and all that it is right now.
And have one more coffee!!!


  1. Wow, I can only imagine what your emotions are doing. It is hard to leave family and friends...we've moved a lot during our life time and said good-bye many times. And like you my family is way back in ontario, so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like.

    Lots of love your way for the days to come, may your heart have peace and joy as you start your journey!

  2. We missed you! Keep writing once you're gone, okay, as I love to hear about all that you are doing.

  3. Hey hope things are starting to come together for you. Got the Email and do hope your visas slip into place. Glad things went well for you as you met your departure. A few days on the floor might make things seem easier in China. All the best. Darcy and Family