Today is the day that I head back to Virginia. Today is the day that I leave my new home to travel back to my old home. The time that I have spent in Scotland over these past 90 days has been so precious. Every single day has been a day full of life, love, happiness, and excitement and I say that with complete sincerity. Not one single day has been taken for granted since I arrived here back in September.
The ten weeks that I spent away from my family before I got here were some of the hardest, if not the hardest, weeks of my life. There was immense fear, sadness, anger, anxiety the last time around and although I have to return to the US to reapply for my visa this time the journey will include having my children with me and no fear. I am excited about spending Christmas with my family and friends in Virginia one more time.
I don't want to leave. Don't get me wrong. I am full of so much sadness over leaving the new life I've started here. Isla has been pulled out of school for now. I've begun friendships that I have to put on hold. I don't get to see the weekly progress on our house. I don't get to wake up to the vast countryside. I love my life here. But it is all okay. Life is funny, isn't it? It's never what we expect but sometimes those unexpected moments turn out to be great ones. What this time here has shown me is that this is where I'm meant to be. Scotland is meant to be my home for however long God would have us stay here. I love Virginia and I always will and I will always consider it my other home but Scotland is where I am meant to be.
Tomorrow my mom, Isla, Milo and I fly back to the States with the hope that this time around I won't have any issues with my UK visa and with the hope that I will get to fly back here for good mid-January. My husband will join later this month for Christmas and New Years. Prayers prayers prayers!
So if you're in Virginia, let's grab coffee and take photos! And if you're in Scotland, I can't wait to return to you!
Thank you for following my sweet little journey! I'm excited for it to continue and to have you all join me!