It’s a view which fills my heart with gratitude. It uplifts my soul and encapsulates an essence which says, ‘you are special, amazing, loved and the whole world is a beautiful place and everything is possible.’ A place which causes me to stop and has taught me to simply ‘be’. As a student of this place, I initially resisted it’s urge to teach me this lesson. I held onto my own strength and tried to ‘achieve’ as has been my natural inclination. Slowly I succumbed to the restful quality and quiet stillness which is found here. I’ve come to realise deep within the power of allowing life to flow in it’s natural rhythm without me trying to force it my way. I’ve discovered the power in the statement, “Let Go and Let God.” Big lesson there. I’ve discovered how to connect with my inner self and live in a state of connection rather than discord. And it’s been an absolute pleasure spending the past year in this classroom which I’ve called home.
It’s a season of lasts for us here. It’s time to say goodbye to this community which has welcomed us with wide open arms. It’s been an absolute privilege to have lived here for this season of our life. The freedom which this place has given our children has been enjoyed by all. The friendships which have been formed will be taken with us and memories kept forever.
Saying goodbye to this place ushers in the opportunity to embrace a new season of life within our family. A new location to call home. A new part of the country to explore. A new community to embrace and find our fit within. A new rhythm of family life to carve out and create. A lot of new on the horizon. The unknowns may be a little unsettling. The goodbyes a little melancholy. But the horizon of our family life is glittering with new opportunities which I’m embracing with a sense of expectation.