Tonight marks 4 weeks since we made our caravan our home. In that time we packed up and moved from our home of 16 and a half years, helped pack up my Dad's house of 30 years (my childhood home), said goodbye to family, lifelong friends, long term neighbours, the girls' much loved school community, Noah's family day carer of 2 and a half years and preschool. Last week we started our new life on the Coffs Coast by moving Dad into his new home whilst we are parked at a local caravan park, put our possessions into storage and orientated ourselves with our new surrounds which are so familiar after 12 years of family holidays here but yet so new.
The last 4 weeks have been an emotional roller coaster, fuelled with tears, laughter, grief, wonder and joy but thankfully not an ounce of regret. There was no time to blog or mental capacity that enabled me to string a coherent sentence together other than a few Facebook posts (which may or may not be coherent?!), it's only now that we have had a chance to catch our breath and since our TV isn't working (there's always something, gotta love caravans!) that we've had a chance to reflect on the last 4 weeks in the van.
For a bit of fun, here are the top 5 things we've learnt over the past 4 weeks...
We could have added a number 6 being that we learnt how lucky we are to have so many wonderful people in our lives but we already knew this. We are going to miss so many people but were reminded countless times that it's not goodbye it's "see you later". We are so grateful for the love and best wishes we have received, it has been truly humbling. Xx