Day 330: Last Day of School


Today was the last day of school for my kids in Holland. It’s significant to me for several reasons. It is a milestone that we’ve reached as a family and I’m hyper aware of the end of our journey in the Netherlands.

We had several goodbye celebrations to mark the end and transition and to maximize our time with friends.

The hardest part is letting go and hearing Charlie cry from the pain of realizing he won’t see his friends again for a very long time. He made some really great friends here and trying to help him accept and process the loss of such strong connections is difficult, especially when I feel the same way.

Goodbye to all my Holland friends until we meet again. Goodbye to all my expat soul mates who understand this journey and can relate because you’ve been there with me and get it!

And as Jen said to me this morning as the day started, don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened. Great advice that carried me through the day, despite the heavy sadness.

Safe travels my friends until we meet again.

Full house
Best friends

5 thoughts on “Day 330: Last Day of School

  1. My heart breaks for your bitter-sweet departure because there is something about the Netherlands that sucks you in and the people are simply amazing!! Safe travels to you and your family and I hope you all can get back soon and enjoy the time with friends.

  2. I am one of your readers, we have never met. I am not a blogreader, but came across your blog by accident, and from that day I have been reading it. Your way of writing and especially your look at my country really speaks to me. I have a love-hate relationship with my country, and I am also working on a relocating to Dubai. Single (divorced) mother, two great kids, a great adventure, but also very scary.Thank you for your beautiful outlook on life

    • You are so sweet. Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your story. I find it heartwarming that you found me and like me!! :-). Thank you for that. I wish you luck and peace as you make your decision to relocate to Dubai. Just believe in yourself and have confidence in your decision…whatever that may be. I like to say if the mama’s happy, everyone’s happy! xx

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