thanks JWK for this photo! Love it
It's December 31st here in Kuwait and as usual, I am pondering my year in recap. Here are some of the highlights from 2010:
* Completed year two in Kuwait and started year three. Life at AIS is very good for us all. If someone would have told me back in 2008 that I would be here a total of four years, I would have laughed in their face. It's true what they say-Never say Never!
*Anna had a great school year complete with lots of "victories" in her sports and academic adventures. She's having a bit of a struggle trying to decide where to attend university but I know she will make the right move for her.
*Ben and Jolene are living happily in Alexandria. Jolene is working and Ben is finishing up his degree in Law Enforcement. They've had their share of ups and downs (like any newly married couple) but he seems to be happy and content. Humdullah!!
*David seems to be enjoying teaching Drama more each day. He works hard (that's nothing new) on getting the right material, presenting the right information. I am so thankful that he decided to be a teacher back in 1991. That was DEFINITELY the right move for him!
*Our passports have new "Decorations" after this year with trips to Jordan (3 times for me), Oman, Spain, Gibraltar (it's a separate British colony but they didn't stamp the passport),
Germany, Holland. On deck for next year (inshallah) are Canada, Indonesia, Cypress and....
*This completes our last full year of having children in the house. We're experiencing all the emotions that empty nesters go through (fear, happiness, insecurity, relief) yet don't exactly know what the right move for us will be in 2012 after we finish here. The Muslims believe that All is Written for you, Fate, will determine one's life plan. We're relying on Faith and Fate and yes, our brains and hearts, to tell us where our footprints will be left next.
In short, I'm happy being Right here Right Now. Guess that's all anyone can ask for...
Wishing you all a Joyous, Safe, Peaceful New Years Eve and hoping that
YOU will make ALL THE RIGHT MOVES also.
Love and Hugs from the desert
NWB and fam