We left our home country two months ago. On the surface, we are adjusting well. Jobs, housing, and schooling are moving right along. We are part of a local church and have re-connected with family.To see our re-entry struggles, you have to go deeper. I think this is one of the reasons people say it … Continue reading Re-entry after 2 months
*This post is to answer a question we get asked often about what we still had in the USA while we lived in the Middle East. When we left the USA, six years ago, we sold everything. The cars, the furniture...all of it. Some of you reading have probably been the lucky recipients of at least … Continue reading What did you do with your stuff?
"One day, we will do the harder thing and move home." I said that for six years. The ironic thing is that "home" could be eight or nine different places for us. But when I said this, I meant moving to the United States. Confession: Life as a privileged minority in a booming economy is … Continue reading When moving “home” is the harder thing
A friend helped me realize before I left the middle east that I was returning to America FREE. Or, at least, much more free than before. Before, six years ago, I was such a different person. So imprisoned by my debt, my baggage, and my scars. Dragging all that around was just so...ugh. It's clear … Continue reading Freedom