We are rapidly approaching a new story in our lives. My husband, our 2 year old daughter and I are moving to Hong Kong from the States for a new job opportunity. But, it's been more than that. It's a new life opportunity.
Full transparency, we freaked out a bit at the fact that we only had about a month to prepare. We had to make all these decisions: where are we going to live, what can we bring, what should we do with our cars? God has a way of putting your life in perspective. So while we're asking our questions, He was asking His own: do you trust me, where is your heart, is it in your treasures? I want to dive deeper into these questions because they dived so deep into me. But since this is my first post about our Hong Kong adventure, I'm going to keep this on the lighter side.
I think our biggest question was-- will we have time to see everyone before we go?
Cue our wonderful friends and family throwing us a going away party!!
I can't even fully describe how amazing the people around me are. I don't know if we've ever felt so loved before. Everyone brought food and hair care products to celebrate our send off. As a black woman with natural hair moving to an Asian country with the most intense humidity I have ever encountered, an ample amount of proper hair care products feels crucial. [Aria and I are gonna look fly]
As fun as it was, we shed a lot of tears. These are the people we do life with. This is who we love and care for. This is who love and care for us. But there was no lack of support in this room. There was so much laughter and encouragement that we left there feeling on top of the world. And yes, we're leaving family 12 hours behind, but we're also opening up a world of possibilities, not just for us, but for those around us to come and explore what the rest of the world has to offer. How many people have a relatively in Hong Kong that they can spend the week with? [not counting the 7 million people that already live there and presumably have relatives...]
To the family, friends, coworkers, followers and loved ones who will be reading this entry and following our journey, we love you. We miss you already. Email us. Whatsapp us. Skype us. Snapchat us. Send us a handwritten note once we actually find a place to live. My hope is that we can all stay so connected, it will be like we never left.