Two More Years


A year and a half ago we moved our family to Mexico City knowing that we would be here for two years...minimum.  We wanted to provide Dave with a unique teaching experience, experience the world of international education, learn Spanish, and hopefully boost his resume in preparation for a future in educational leadership.  I moved here ready for a two year commitment, but still a bit impatient for the next step after that.  It turns out that the next step is another two year commitment to Mexico City.  Dave just found out that he has received a promotion at the school...a really wonderful promotion!  It will once again reinforce all of our original goals for moving to Mexico.  I am so proud of my husband and all that he has accomplished so far in his career!  He is a dedicated worker who truly cares about education and he is doing a wonderful job providing for our family and being a amazingly supportive husband and father.

Now comes the but....

But I still have to wrap my mind around living in Mexico for 2 more years.

2 more years of living far away from grandparents, great-grandparents, and other family and friends.

2 more years of conversations with these people over Skype and e-mail rather than in person.

2 more years of learning to love and embrace a culture that is different from the one I grew up in in the U.S..

2 more years to improve my Spanish.

2 more years to find my place in Mexico.

I recently read a blog entry at Chatting At the Sky.  I don't personally know the woman who writes this blog, but she sometimes has a way of saying just what I need to hear.  In this particular blog post she spoke of beginnings, middles, and endings.  Right now I am in the middle of my Mexico experience and still learning to fully embrace it.  She states that in the middle you need to "be faithful where you are, and remember the sacred gift of ordinary days."  This is exactly what I need to do right now.  I'm learning to be faithful in my current stage of life and to remember the gift of ordinary days...days like today when I get to celebrate my husband's accomplishments, read books with my 2 year old, and enjoy the sweet snuggles of my six month old.  After all, as my grandmother reminded me over Skype a few days ago, these days will only last so long.  Life keeps moving forward.

It's time to embrace this day, this stage - all that right now has to offer.

1 comments:

  • TBunting | March 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    not easy, but I admire you're strength of mind and perseverance. love you friend - and praying for happy surprises along the way. can't wait to see you in a few months!

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