landing (the long version)

Well folks, I think the reality is that moving continents is not for sissies.
And it has become apparent to me that I might well be a bit of a sissy.
From packing up, to saying goodbye, to long flights with a wee one, to 10 hour time shifts, to everything upside down … 

But as they say, the only way out is through, and I have been reminded not to neglect giving thanks every day, sometimes moment by moment, to bolster my sissy-heart.

Here are a few snaps of some of the gifts for which  I give a loud and clear thank you …

Bags packed and ready for the airport!
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Lovely fellowship in the ferry line-up, and sunshine for our last ferry ride.DSC03520

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A very sweet surprise goodbye.
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Looking back (goodbye Snug Cove!), for everything we have gained on the island these five years.DSC03522

For the adventures I’ve had with this guy.
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And for another fabulous goodbye surprise on our way to the airport,
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and precious loved friends …
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For a flight and some tears behind us.
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Airport mercies while we wait for the next flight …
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and an outside view from the airport lounge while the hours ticked by.
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First breakfast back home, at Oupa and Ouma’s house.
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Our old haunt revisited.
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Family!
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Cousins!
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Grandma!
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For rock and fynbos …
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and gorgeous coke-a-cola mountain water, perfectly drinkable.DSC03676

Mountain gifts …DSCN4819
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A Saturday morning breakfast ritual, thanks to Oupa.
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Rock and blue sky.
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For Cape mountains and my people.
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Africa baby!
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For that big guy (behind the camera), and that I still have a little guy in my life,DSC03757

and for being around for significant family celebrations.
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Birthday breakfast – homemade Snugwiches of course.DSC03850

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For siblings, and made-by-big-sister-birthday-pants,
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and a one year old in the house!
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PS: Have I mentioned cupcakes?
I am thankful for cupcakes.

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About islandsundays

A great God, one crazy husband, five home-schooled children, and a (post-island) life at the tip of Africa ...
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2 Responses to landing (the long version)

  1. Cathy Peters says:

    Beautiful, beautiful!
    Enjoy and embrace this new season!
    God is so good…a Good Father…hold His Hand through all of the changes…Much love from the Peters family

  2. You have been in my thoughts and prayers throughout these months of transition. Looking forward to talking more about it all very soon! :)

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