Last week we took the boys fishing, and I just realized that I had never posted those pictures. While we had fun, it was very clear that Renee and I did NOT know what we are doing. Luckily, my Dad does, and he is taking the boys this week; so they will actually have a decent chance of catching a fish before we go!
Speaking of going....as I sit in our almost empty apartment, I feel that I should post an ode " To Our Apartment" It will not rhyme, and probably not make sense, but thats the cool things about art. Its all in the eye of the beholder!
"To Our Apartment"
We first entered your doors, looking forward to the year or so ahead of us. We had grand visions of raising our support in a timely fashion, and having TV that we could watch in English. We eagerly child-proofed you, even though we would not become parents for almost a year. We marveled at your big oven, and drinkable water-from the faucet!
We missed you when we were on the road, and felt confined within your walls, when saving for our adoption left us with no extra money, and we were forced to stay home. We shared your frustration with the neighbors who filled you with a horrible smelling smoke-even worse than the cheap Chinese cigarette smell-and grieved when your carpet got all dirty, and we were forced to get you all wet.
Within your walls we shared a lot of firsts; first home as a married couple in the US, first day as parents, first time packing up everything we own and giving away the rest. No matter how we feel today, we will look back at our time with you and realize just how muchwe changed; while we resided within your walls.
In all seriousness, its a very bittersweet feeling. We are so ready to go back home, and begin our lives there again. Yet, this time its harder. We are taking the boys to another new culture, and life. They are excited, and we have prepared them as best we can. All that we can do now, is trust the Great Designer. He is the giver of all good things, and the one who it see it through. I will post again before we leave, but if not catch you on the other side.