Friday afternoon seemed like any Friday afternoon. I was anxiously watching the clock countdown to when hubby would be home. I was excited for the weekend to be here!
Hubby walked through the door his chipper self I had no reason to believe that he was about to drop a bombshell. We were in the kitchen talking about our day when he walked over to me with a half grin on his face.
"Sweetie, my boss asked if we would be willing to move to South Korea and live there for a year."
I just glared at him. I'm glad I was already sitting or my knees would have buckled and I just might have fallen to the floor.
"What? When? All of us?" My tone was barely above a whisper.
"Well it's that training program I told you Ben was going to and they'd want me to go out in October to see it and then move in January. And yes it'd be all of us" he seemed upbeat about this news. I on the other hand was in a state of shock and was having a hard time processing the words coming out of his mouth.
"So you'd want us to move to a foreign country with a 1 year old and a newborn??" I asked
"They would cover all of our living expenses, we could rent out our home, it's an amazing opportunity both financially and career wise and it's only for a year." My husband always looks at the positive.
I knew the program he was talking about. His company only offers this program to the cream of the crop in his company. So part of me was very proud of him and I didn't want to take that moment away from him. But I was having to fight the huge lump in my throat and the sinking feeling I felt in the pit of my stomach.
Hubby and I have traveled all over the world. Italy, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, and many other exotic places. And I might be a little more excited about any one of those but Seoul,South Korea? Isn't there always stuff on the news about North Korea wanting to bomb Seoul?
We spent the weekend talking about it and we both agreed that the timing isn't the best. But we are open to it in January 2012. So we'll see where God takes us.
I'm very proud of my husband. He leads his family well and works very hard. Being offered this opportunity was a huge pat on his back. I love him and if that means stepping out of my comfort zone for a year bring it on! :) *gulp*