Ever since we were in Australia at the beginning of the year, DH and I have been discussing our future plans. We are at the stage where our children are making the transition from high school to Uni, one by one, and living in Arabia for them has not been much fun the past year. There are not many expat kids their age, and the restrictions on women have been particularly difficult for DD 17.
We have discussed so many different possibilities until we finally had to come to the conclusion that we need to follow the path of other expats here – sending the wife and children home while the husband stays and works. Over the years we had talked about this, and how it wouldn’t be a preference, but if we had to, we could. We now feel that we have come to the point where we need to do this. There are currently no jobs in DH’s area back home, so he will stay here while I go home with the kids and see them through the last years of high school and first years of Uni.
As you can imagine, it was not an easy choice, but we do feel at peace…..
So…… here we go again – packing up and moving countries!! I have to say I am not looking forward to that!
It’s time to make a list… a very looong list…. what to pack in the container, what to pack in the suitcase, what to leave here for Dh, and most important, which sewing projects to put in the suitcase