I’m keeping this blog for a purpose. Not just to bless others who later on might benefit from the research and journey we’ve made, but because (again, as I mentioned) it’s a Great Big Secret. One day, in about a YEAR, we’ll be telling family and friends that we are moving (see that ticker over there —-> that’s gonna be around “6 months to go” before we share the good news.) We know that there is a good chance it will not be well-received by our parents. They will think this is all a whim and we’ve just thought of it and are making a hasty decision we’ll regret at leisure in a country that has no future for us.
You see, they all CHOSE to move to Canada. Well, not exactly, my dad was brought over by his parents when he was a small child – that’s how I’m eligible to return as a British Citizen by Descent – but that’s not here nor there. Our plans, by deciding to move to the UK, will be (in their eyes) saying that we think they made a poor decision all those years ago. We’re not. We’re hoping that this blog will settle these issues:
- We have been planning this a lot longer than they will think we have – going into this Eyes Wide Open.
- We are doing this for US, not as a family political statement about the decisions they made in their youth.
- We are very excited, and hope they won’t be all negative and sour grapes about us realising OUR dream to live in the UK.
Now, it might be a lot to ask, but at least with this blog running, we know that we are giving them a chance to look back on this year (from the future when we tell them all) and see that this indeed has been a journey… planned, thought out, and greatly anticipated.
If you’ve planned a big journey to another country, what did YOUR loved ones say when you shared the good news?