We have made it back to the States and have transitioned into our new home. After being back a month I can tell you that we miss some things about living over seas. Our friends that we have made over there, the weather, the travel, the family time, ect. But…There is so much that we love about being back as well. Being close to family and friends, understanding labels without having to look up words, everybody speaks your language and you can understand one another. It’s a lot of little things that make us glad to be home. We are loving our new home and neighborhood. The kids will meet their new teachers tonight and see what their new school looks like from the inside. We are really excited about this new phase in our lives.
Yesterday, I was going back and looking at my journals that I wrote when I was 12 and reading about what a new school year was going to be like without my big brother Rob around to help walk me through the rough days at school. Luckily that’s where my other Older Brother Scott came in. He told me that I could call him whenever I wanted to get advice about anything at all. He was very understanding about all my concerns. Going into a new school year as the girl that everyone knew had lost her brother was a scary transition for me. Now as I see my kids going into a new school with such transitions as being the new kids in class that no one knows a thing about. I see their excitement and I shared with them some of the advice that my brother Scott gave to me…Other than the typical big brother advice of tell them you have another older brother that will kick their butt if they try to mess with you…LOL he said that he would always be there and we could talk about anything. If someone did say something mean he said to think that they may be going through something and don’t know how to express their true feelings about what is going on in their own lives. I wrote down in my journal that day that I am one of the luckiest people in the world who has such a caring and loving brother to look out for me. I miss both of them everyday!