Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Roots and Wings

“I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.” ~Dan Wilcox
One of our goals this year was to have some good quality and quantity time with family.  We are so grateful for the hugs, tears, dreams, disappointments, prayers and laughter we were able to share with family members the last six months. 
These last couple weeks have been the “grand finale”of family time as we’ve been able to be ALL together on both sides of our families. It has been awesome. Just in the last few weeks we’ve celebrated a . . .

1st birthday
40th Anniversary (my parents)
funeral (Jason's Grandma)
10th Anniversary (ours)
Memorial service
4th of July

I’ve heard it said that family should give you roots and wings. We certainly have experienced the blessing of both.

 'A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ' by George Bernard Shaw

This is probably the last post I’ll write here at Moving in the Moment as I will be switching back to In the Moment for our life in Hong Kong. We would love for you to keep following along. In closing this blog I want to end with a quote from the first entry that I wrote . . . 
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are made for…” - unknown
We are so thankful to our families, especially our parents, for giving us solid roots but allowing us to stretch our wings. We appreciate your understanding that for our family right now our “ship” is not meant to be in America. We love you all so much!  xoxo


  1. What a beautiful wrap up post. Thanks for the pics- I saved those...so good. And what a quote about ships! Prayers to you as you travel. I send lots of love!

  2. Lots of love and well wishes as you travel again. Hope to catch you guys when you come back around again.

  3. Hi Christine.....
    Just wanted u to know that we have some toys to give away if you are interested and maybe a few household things for your new place.

  4. Dad and I have just hoisted the last of the toys into the attic,,, ready for the next visit or next set of kids to come by. Love you and are thankful beyond all words that you are follow what has been placed in your hearts. Now back to our life,,,, and finding a refrigerator!! :)