I read this quote a while back and it totally sums up our experience the last 20 months.
“To live outside’s one country is to experience an adventure of a lifetime, it may not be apparent from looking at us, but we return home forever changed.”- Unknown
We are extremely grateful for the experiences that we have had living abroad. We have have learned so much about ourselves, other cultures and people, we understand that it’s ok to find your self in uncomfortable experiences and situations, we enjoyed the endless travel opportunities, we’ve enjoyed trying new foods, exploring with our visitors and are appreciative the ease of life and living back home. Singapore and living so far away from family and friends has been a life changing experience that we will forever be grateful for. We hope to one day be able to return to Singapore and are eager for any other opportunities to live overseas. Plus, we return back to the States with the best souvenir from our time in Singapore, Addy!
It’s been a hectic and tiring week in Singapore for our family. The movers arrived on Monday and started packing our things and our load was packed into a sea container Wednesday. It’s amazing how quickly your life can be boxed up and fit into one 40 ft. container. We will hopefully be reunited with our belongings in 8 short weeks. We are also living in a hotel, which is not always the easiest thing with a baby, but Addy is being as flexible as any nearly 5 month old can be.
We fly out in the early morning hours Saturday and will arrive late morning in Chicago for some much needed family time. We are excited to be landing in the same time zone or nearly the same time zone as most of our family and friends. We will be in Indiana visiting our families for about two weeks. Addy is excited to be meeting all of her family and friends!
After our visit in Indiana we will be heading to Houston to start our next adventure. We will be in temporary housing for a bit while we wait to close on our house. I’m putting myself on a blog vacation for a few weeks while we get over the jet lag and spend time with our families. I’ll still be taking pictures and will continue post on our Indiana adventures once we are settled in Texas.
So for now, we say farewell Singapore(we hope to visit again) and Howdy, Texas with a short stop in the Hoosier state in between!
Here are some other pictures from the week!