April 24th, 2013 would have been just a normal wednesday. Except for the fact that my husband, two kiddos, our six ginormous bags, and I loaded onto a British Airways flight pointed 6,000 miles away from my family and home. 6,000 miles across the Atlantic and on a different continent where we would be home for almost half a year. I guess you can't say we were going away from Elvis' family since most of them were already in Romania waiting for us. But anyway, fast forward almost 6 months and we boarded another British Airways flight that would bring us home in time for my little sister's wedding and back to life stateside for who knows how long.
We went through a lot (as those who follow my Instagram feed can tell you!) from plunging in over our heads with mission work, to finishing out and managing a house 4 times the size of our own, learning to pluck a chicken (NOT kidding), to shooting two weddings, one in Romania, and one in Germany. It was a whirlwind 6 months and we did the best to face the difficulties while embracing the adventure. We never really stopped the entire trip, and I guess we were naive enough to think that coming home would slow things down a tad. We were wrong. Home didn't stand still. But then again neither did we. :)
And now we are facing a transition reversal--otherwise referred to as re-entry by expats and missionaries. Here are just a few of the many things that means--practically speaking!