I am still Homeschool Atheist Momma!
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Just a few days now before we are on a plane heading back to the Good Old USA. So let me answer your questions before you ask them:
YES, we are ready to go home.
YES, we will miss Australia.
YES, we are packed.
YES, we can't wait to see our friends.
Our cartons have been shipped home, our bags are packed, our flights have been booked, our car has been sold, our possessions in Australia have been dispersed to friends, our friends are planning a Welcome Home Party (we hope), our passports are ready, and our hearts are breaking.
At this point we are simply waiting for our flight...SIX more days.
And the leaving is a lesson we are learning too:
Living in another place on the planet, making friends and fully joining the culture is like taking your heart and cutting it in half. You plant one of those pieces in the soil and sand and it takes root. When it's time to return home you leave a part of your heart behind, forever to be living and growing there..When people here and back at home ask the usual question Are you looking forward to going home or will you miss Australia? we always answer Yes and yes.
We feel so fortunate to be among the lucky people who have planted their hearts in two different places, 100% of our hearts will forever be in Australia and 100% of our hearts will always be at home.
It's the new math.
You get used to it.
OH, and NO, it doesn't feel real yet.
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