Nine years ago, after having spent all our 25 years of marriage living in the Atlanta area, we decided to split our time and live one half of every year in the States and the other half in England. That way I could easily work in Europe, spend time with my children and reconnect with the land of my birth.
This has usually meant our being in England from June to November and in Georgia for the other months. It has worked really well for us. In 2010 we rented a small garage apartment and were there for 2 years. Then in 2013 we bought a flat in Blaby, Leicestershire, and have been here until now.
But all good things come to an end when the time is right, and we have decided that now is the time to resume living full time in our home in Marietta. We are selling our beautiful little flat in Blaby and saying goodbye to much about this place we have come to love and the people we have come to know and treasure.
We are in the painful process of letting go of all that we have accumulated over the years, packing what we want to bring back to the States with us and preparing to fly back to the States on the 24th. It will be a wrench to leave it all not knowing if we will ever come back, given that I am not yet out of the woods with my cancer and may not be able to return.
That has made it all the more heart wrenching for having to say goodbye to my children not knowing if and when I shall ever see them again. That said, they have been great and have dealt with it in much the same way as I have by being in a place of peaceful acceptance of whatever wants to happen and when.
In my last email to everyone, I shared how much I shall miss the beauty of the English countryside so I won’t repeat it here, other than to say that I believe JoAnn has come to love it just as much as I do. We will both miss our walks this year and our exploration of villages all around England. The weather has been wonderful for us this year.
It makes sense to make this change now, so I can focus on my health and enjoy my life rather than keep running around the world doing workshops all the time. While we were working in Europe and earning money, we could make splitting our time between the two worlds work but not now. And number nine is the number of completion, so that’s where we are. I consider myself retired from active work and am feeling very complete.
And yes, we are also looking forward to being home again reconnecting with all our friends in the States who are just a wonderful bunch of people to be with. We are so blessed.
We will be in touch again once we are Stateside and have settled in. I have an appointment with my oncologist on the 26th, and I will ask him for another scan to see where things stand now having done a second round with the Cellsonic machine. He’s going to be surprised to see me looking so well! I will post an update on the Colin’s Wellness Journal Facebook page once I have that information to share.
Thank you again for all the love and support you’ve given JoAnn and me these last few years. It has meant more to us than you can possibly know.
Love and Blessings,