Tuesday, January 10, 2012

and we're back


To playing soccer, that is.  And back to feeling a little bit more like "us."  Before this past year I had no idea how much our kids playing soccer was woven into the fabric of our family.  Moving to a foreign country (no matter what country you move from and what country you move to) can strip you of much of your identity.  Either the things you love to do aren't available in your new country or you are just too plain tired from transitioning, surviving, and learning to pursue those things at first.  It is part of the loss you have to deal with when living in a foreign country.  We have spent a year getting our feet under us and saying "no" to pretty much everything outside of school, learning Spanish, and starting Krochet Kids Peru.  With summer and the break in school, we were finally able to say "yes" to some fun things.  While swimming and going to the beach have been fun, I have found myself most thankful to see our kids play soccer again.  Seeing my kids in their soccer uniforms with their sweaty and red little faces got me all choked up.  How many times in the States did my kids look like that as they sat at the dinner table after practice?  It's hard to explain, but I just felt like "us" again.  Things were so normal for a moment and a bit of our identity as a family was restored.


Last year as a cheerleader! Next year Tyler will be on the field.IMG_1603
Soccer on a bluff overlooking the ocean.

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