August 2009, New Delhi, India
If you had asked then how long I'd keep this blog going, I would not have had an answer. But now, I have decided that it should end when the boys are taller than me. And so with both of them hovering around six feet, this blog is retiring. I will continue to post on Instagram (now a renamed and private account @kbelkaro) so please continue to follow our journey (if you wish) on that platform.
It's impossible to articulate the impact of being immersed in three distinctly different international school communities; our host countries, colleagues, and students/classmates, making new friends each year while others move on, memories from each place we have traveled and kind strangers we met along the way have all shaped us in different and immeasurable ways.
We still believe with our whole hearts that this is us, living our best lives and that still, our kids remain happy to be on this adventure. In fact, when recently sat down to tell them that our (brief, and not very exciting) job search for a move in 2020 was over, they replied with "great! we want to stay here." So, cheers to year four in Angola!
And most importantly thank you, for your interest, encouragement, and curiosity over the years. You have kept me writing when I felt there was nothing to write about and mostly importantly, have sustained our valuable friendship through the years. Each summer, time with family and friends in the USA is too short but we are immensely grateful for everyone who has stuck with us across the miles.
With gratitude for all that has been this blog,
October 2019, Franschhoek, South Africa