Day 77: Acceptance


The trees in front of our yard have changed and are filled with leaves and light. I love this view in the morning, and to think they were just bare a couple months ago. I like this change.

Now that we actually have committed to a house in Amstelveen, it feels more real, like now we’re really going. Not that we weren’t going before, but there was a mental shift and awareness that was good and a little uncomfortable. I guess that’s how it goes with any major change. There are layers, right?  There was a news article written talking about the new offices in Holland  – another layer. And the tax adviser that was hired, as well as the documents stating my husband’s new role and position in Europe – more layers of realness. I think we’re really moving. I know, I’m a little slow…even though I know, I really know.  

Maybe that’s why I fill my days to the brim and over the top – so I don’t really have to think about the change. Hmm.  There’s a lot to think about and do in just 77 days!!


The good news is that the kids are starting to internalize the change and are preparing on their own too, as evidenced by their conversation and artwork. Like they started arguing over which room they each were going to get and whether they would share or not and get bunk beds.  Little C has been the most apprehensive, so seeing his art creation and hearing the story about how he was going to put this up in his room now and bring it with him to the new house made my eyes well up, but at least he didn’t see. I’m so proud of him and happy that he’s accepting the journey.


And my mini-me, I better remember to be a good role model. She likes to mimic me. So this week I’m working on a few things to be a better role model. I feel her watching and learning and growing up.  We even went and got haircuts together at my salon today. I love her and all that she is becoming… just slow down time, please?



4 thoughts on “Day 77: Acceptance

  1. You are a beautiful and good person. Open up your mind and heart to the idea that your family’s move is destined to be a wonderful, joyful adventure. I am glad you and your family are getting this wonderful opportunity. Don’t waste a minute of it being sad or worried. I always told my students when we were getting ready to tour countries in Europe that a smile and good manners were undertood in any language and you own both.

  2. I feel speechless to this post. Makes me happy, sad,…. feel…. You’re moving….. It’s real. Thank goodness you all have the time to appreciate what you currently have- to truly love it while it’s still yours and not a memory. What a gift. Sometimes people are forced into change, and sometimes it’s against their desire. And sometimes it happens without notice and it’s too late to truly appreciate what you had before the change is made. So keep enjoying and being present in your current environment; keep lovIng your friends and family, your home, and your life that you worked so hard to build. What a gift to be able to accept the change that is sure to come…. You’re about to start a new chapter. Can wait to see how your story continues. Love you sister pants.

    • Ditto! And you’re starting a new chapter too. And you’re enjoying that sweet little face that loves you so much. The story continues – it just took a different path than you were expecting. Kinda like one of those old, Choose Your Own Adventure Books. Have you seen those before? They are really old and were popular when I was a kid. So what adventure are you choosing next? Hopefully saving your pennies all year to come visit me in Holland! xo

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