Let them

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This quote resonates within me. It is so true. People are so quick to dismiss what they have and take it for granted… But things can be lost.

It’s easy to dismiss someone, to have disregard for someones love and attention. You can be so spoilt that you take it for granted.

Be careful for those moments where you insult and dismiss, it’s very easy to be like everyone else and have what everyone has when it comes to love and your relationship.

What’s hard is being different. It’s special when it’s different. But dismiss that and you can fall into the normal boring everyday thing, what everyone does.  When that happens and you realise you no longer have the special attention, affection and love, it will be too late.

Halloween Fun

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Our first Halloween with all our kids in New Zealand was so much fun. We waited an entire year to be full house and it was well worth it.

Our weekend kicked off with the teens having a Halloween Party. With around 70 kids attending it was all hands on deck for food prep and tons of fun! After lots of filled garbage bags and an epic clean up we were off to an early start to the Auckland marathon cheering the youngest along in the race on Sunday morning.

With Halloween finaly here today and stocked up on lollies we had tons of the cutest little trick or treaters arrive. The kids all went out and came back suggared up with heaps of candy and smiles all round. Great fun!

Maybe next year we’ll skip the party and do a haunted tent for the neighbourhood kids 😀

To do list…survive another year

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Apparently it takes two years to adjust…twelve months seem like a really long time and it is.  a Year ago we were scrambling around getting all our things in order for our trip. It feels like it was just the other day. There are those moments where you so desperately miss family that it feels like forever, where the gap suddenly closes nearly shut and you remember the wave of emotions felt as if it was yesterday,  you realize just how long it has been and how far away you are from the familiar warm embraces that you loved and now miss.  It is surreal and you know it is not just a simple hop in the car and a drive down the road to go catch up.

I often check my Facebook and look at my nearby friends just to see that everyone I want to spend time with is 12000km away. I keep checking as if that gap would magically close and become smaller but it never does.  Meeting new people and seeing them on there does not quite help just yet. In our rush to get on with things, work and trying to balance several other things we find very little time to make new friends. I definitely miss having someone pop over for a glass of wine or visiting family. It is the single hardest thing to adjust to.

Sometimes you drive in your car and see someone that resemble somebody you know and for a split second you want to believe they are magically there but then you realise you are just being stupid and they are not. It is weird how you carry the smell of someone with you, you can’t smell them but you know their scent and you just want a hug and to be surrounded by the familiarity of that smell… the smell of mom or dad, the feeling of dad’s stubble against your cheek… I miss it, it’s hard.

My boss and her family moved here when she was my daughter’s age, I also work with her brother and he was only six when they moved. Listening to him speak about their experience gives me hope. They started over and they are fine, they are all well, seem like a lovely close knit family, successful with a bunch of gorgeous kids. I’m really hoping my kids will look back one day and feel that we did something good for them. I honestly hope I will look back and feel I did something good for me.

Hopefully we will make some friends along the way and hopefully I can sip a glass of wine with a good friend that will get me and laugh at my stupid jokes. For them moment I do not feel feel like celebrating the last year that has passed.