It’s been oppressive. Planning an international move with 4 children, and 2 dogs all the while husband is stationed in a dessert land for a year is altogether no fun. Moving in the school year, finding a roof to cover our heads, logistics, timing, and money, money, money….it’s all weighing down on every spare thought. Then, I came across this, in our yard, while playing hide and seek with 3 year old Arleigh.
During our time in Belgium we’ve actually stumbled upon several 4 leaf clovers. Lucky indeed. Lucky to have been here. Lucky to have such great international friends. Lucky to have our health and extreme happiness. Lucky to have experienced so much of the world in such a variety of ways.
Lucky lucky, lucky. And so in this spare thought, I consider us rather lucky.
Everything else will come.
Now - off to hunt for more luck, cause we’re gonna need it.
So, under the advice and encouragement of others, I'm adding a copyright statement to the family blog. Ridiculous really. I don't really mind if someone wants to use a photo. Actually it's always a bit flattering when someone asks. I don't mind at all, but just ask! Simple manners. This all came about because I stumbled upon my photos, which had been posted on the blog, being used here in Europe by someone making travel ads. He did site the blog; fair enough. But I realized that our kids could show up on a billboard in the Philippines with some strange photo shopped monster streaming from their noses, if I didn't at least try to persuade borrowers to at least ask first. I'm going to say yes, of course. I'm going to let you use the photo. I'll probably even offer to mail you a copy on disc. So just ask. It's a bit like RSVP- just do it. RSVP to that party. It's not hard, and it's the right thing to do- to let the hostess know you're not going to attend, or better yet, that you will show up. Please. I'm a nice person. I don't bite. Just ask.
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