A couple of weeks ago I wrote about scrapbooking opportunities and knew I didn't want to stop there. My family and I have been given a life opportunity with our recent move and now that we're here I'm feeling a new sense of gratitude.
I was grateful that we were able to live and travel here for 2 years, but now that I'm here I can see the impact it's going to have on our entire family. We went into this move with a positive attitude and plan to continue that way.
Now, don't get me wrong. I had a break down moment on Saturday when one of our "shipments" came and they brought us 4 whole items, 3 of which were absolutely useless without the rest of the shipment. Terry knew to give me space for the day and let me out and moan, and knew just as quickly I would be over it.
However, just as quickly as I had steam rolling out of my ears, I had a feeling of gratitude 2 days later. We were allowed to attend a Sayonara party for one of the base commanders at a local town/community center. (Sorry no photos were taken). The local community was so welcoming of all of us, including my girls and during the speeches and ceremony I had to stop and think to myself that this is most definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.
As I sit typing this and waiting on my rather slow connection to catch up with me, I stop to remind myself that this is temporary and good for our family. The everyday distractions we had in the states are much less here, the family time is much more and the chance to get out of our comfort zone on a daily basis is a good change for us and hopefully a lifelong change as well.
**You can also find me today over at Write. Click.Scrapbook blogging my first summer daily post!