Aug 31, 2010

We're moving where??

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*


  1. oh my goodness! what an amazing opportunity!! i've never been to seoul before so i can't offer you any suggestions but i'd love to visit sometime!! i am a HUGE fan of korean bbq and noodles though, yum!! wow, this is such big news monica, congrats to your hubby for getting into that program!

  2. Congrats to you hubby! What an honor to be considered for such a great opportunity. I agree that the timing is off...not sure how I would feel about moving to a foreign country with a newborn. I trust that God is going to open the doors and make the way known for you guys. Can't wait to see where this next year takes you!

  3. WOW. a year will be done before you know it! I think it sounds FUN! THink of the pictures! JUST THINK! ahhhhh

  4. Wow! What an opportunity! I know you will be praying for guidance in making this decision, but it sounds quite incedible! I know you are so proud of your hubby and his hard work, and I know he appreciates your love and support! You have a beautiful family!

  5. I got butterflies in my tummy for you as I was reading this post. I couldn't IMAGINE picking up with two babies and moving to a foreign country.

    But God's Grace is sufficient for everything we encounter and He never puts more on us than we can bear.

    So if it turns out that you are headed to Seoul, then He will give you what you need at the time.

    He is a good God like that!

  6. WOW!! I can't imagine the conversation! God's timing is perfect and He does help us through our uncertainities!! How exciting...and ooh the pictures that will come from this too!

  7. oh wow. I hope everything works out as needed for you and your family!

  8. Oh my word!! Change is never easy, but what an awesome opportunity for your family. Although I hear what your saying about moving around the world with a toddler and newborn. Good Luck!

  9. WOW!! South Korea!! Well, it will be quite an experience. Guess we'll follow you through it. They have internet there!! YAY!! ;D

  10. as long as you guys are together, you can do anything :)

  11. I lived for a year in S. Korea. The culture is very interesting and I'm sure you'll be comfortable (not living in a grass hut). It sounds like a super exciting adventure! Will there be other families from his work there?

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  12. My daughter's best friend has been in South Korea teaching English as a second language... She has simply florished with this experience!!! She is just out of college. From South Korea, she went to Vietnam... all this from a small-town girl from a little town in washington! I think you should talk with her....

  13. Hi Monica,
    I'm your newest follower. I love your photographic view of things--your "perspective." The light. The colors.
    You are able to bare your soul in your blog. Something which is somewhat difficult for me, though I try. I will be praying for you and the possibility of a big change in your life. God will not send you...He will go before and with you. If it's His will for you to go. Praying for you.
    I hope you'll come over and visit, maybe follow? I think you would like my recent post, "I'm Pro-Baby."
    Faith's Firm Foundation

  14. Hello Monica,

    I enjoy following your blog. I was in youth group with your husband & I saw your blog on one of his facebook posts a while back. My husband and I have lived overseas and are raising our little ones here in Africa. We have a 4 year old, a 2 year old and twins on the way. I just love raising my children in this environment. We've grown so close as a family because we end up spending so much time together. I also love all the neat things that my children get to experience overseas. I know you guys will have a wonderful time in SK. It's a big move, but I think you will find it's well worth it in the end.

    Koleta Hatfield


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