The past two years we’ve been living in the United Kingdom have been tremendous. We are forever grateful for the experiences we have had and the beautiful friends we have made. There is something truly special about Europe. It might be the history or the culture, or maybe the exquisite landscape.
Living in the “country” has spoiled us. Walking to town daily, where everything was at our fingertips. I haven’t even needed a car.
Never again in our lives will we have this type of experience. We took a total leap of faith when we picked up and moved to England. We had bumps in the road, as anyone would when adjusting to such a massive experience, but we have come out as a stronger family.
A family. How can this place not mean something special to us? This is where we had our first child. Now that was an experience in and of itself.
We grew as a family and also as individuals. Andrew and I learned something new about ourselves here, as we were not the locals. I’ve never been more proud to be an American, and I’ve never had such respect for other countries. Sharing customs and learning new ones has been a joy.
Our worldly view has changed and until you live abroad we will never be able to truly explain what this experience has meant. We came in green to international living and we are leaving with a greater knowledge of cultures.
I am thankful for everything living in England has shown me. It’s emotional and I am sure there will be days where I’ll look back in disbelief that I lived abroad.
Thank you England for being kind and welcoming us with open arms. The memories, the mates we have made will truly last a lifetime.
There isn’t a good way to sum up these past years; all we can do is smile at everything that has happened on this incredible island.