This weekend I’m over at (in)courage, sharing a bit more personally about our family’s abrupt and unexpected temporary move back to the U.S. From the post:
“This current move of ours is temporary. We are taking one year to deal with some family medical issues, and in the meantime, have our third baby and pray about what’s next. Where we are currently settling will probably not ever be “home.”
Though it’s hard, my husband and I can handle it. We ride the bumpy ride called re-entry and reverse culture shock, talk a lot together, and hold hands through the challenges. Our two-year-old son is happy wherever. He was born in a foreign country, and the only home he knows is wherever his family is.
For our five-year-old daughter, however, it’s different. … For her, home is… everywhere and nowhere. She’s a third-culture kid — someone who’s not quite home in her passport country, but remains a foreigner in her hosted land.”