Finishing Chapter One

A day anticipated and yet met with some disbelief, happiness, sadness and emotions one can’t expect to know before the day itself happens.

The day my husband and I swap places…
I’ve lived in Holland since November 2015 and now, he will be moving to Saskatchewan.
Two, dramatically different places for two (at times), dramatically different people.

(Opposites attract right πŸ˜πŸ˜‰)

As most events of this size, it doesn’t really ‘feel’ real.
We have packed up and unpacked and said goodbyes and traveled so often, that it’s hard for the important moments of same genre to stick out as monumental.

I can now say I understand the feeling of being the reason behind someone else’s goodbye pain and it’s pretty much as uncomfortable as being the one ‘taken’ away.

So much for having fewer emotions to deal withπŸ™„πŸ™ˆ

As we begin this new part of our adventurous (possibly, slightly less adventurous😬😜) life, we say thank you to those who played a huge part in the first while of our married life.

Family is easily taken for granted at times but having the novelty of never even considering hesitation before asking for advice/time/help while in Holland is something we both appreciated and say thank you forπŸ’•

As we journey farther away from this side of the family, we know we still have that novelty, even if time difference will hinder it slightly.

(I’ll teach him about prime messaging times πŸ˜‰)

I’m sure my upcoming posts will be scattered with our cravings and missed things from Holland and yes… we do have the ability to get mail in Canada πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹

This was a large chapter in our book… a post on our blog so to speak 😜 (pathetically lame, I knowπŸ™ˆ) but as I do with most books, I reread them… the time in Holland won’t be forgotten.

It was a time of learning, growth, struggles and good times, truly a once in a lifetime kind of experience (maybe I’ll get into that someday when I don’t have enough to write about after being in the country for a few months πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹) and it’s hard to believe this part is ending and now we don’t really know what our future holds once again… but thankfully we know there is a God who holds our future in His hands and we pray and trust that this is the right step
and that He will comfort all involved.

              Tot ziens Holland πŸ‘‹πŸ»βœˆοΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‘«πŸ‡³πŸ‡±


(This is placed under Jem Moments, not because it’s all good and lovely but because it’s a moment unlike our everyday lives. Yes I am happy and do count it as a partial Jem Moment but I can’t deem it a full one, knowing how it affects the others involved ❀️)

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

One thought on “Finishing Chapter One”

  1. Well said. I can’t help but be excited to have you coming home, but I hurt for the ones you had to say goodbye to. The pain is real. πŸ™πŸ»

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