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Transition playlist

One evening last week as we prayed at bedtime, Elliot said to me, “I think ‘We’re all in this together’ should be the theme song for this transition.” The next morning as Callum snuggled into bed with me, he whispered, “What about ‘Livin’ on a prayer’ for the transition, Mama?” […]

A great resource: Looming Transitions

In conjunction with the other resources I’ve put together for TCKs, our calendar, our farewells, our transition journals, and our practice of lament, we are using some activities from Amy Young’s book Looming Transitions: Twenty-Two Activities for Families in Transition as we prep for our repatriation to Australia. It’s a […]

Transition journals

A while back, as we began to think about how to prep for our big move, Arthur and I went to a Missions Interlink online seminar on helping TCKs enter Australia. One of the things they recommended was transition journals, so we duly went out and bought some. The journals […]

Farewell tour

As we prep for our big move, we have just returned from a 10 day trip around Tanzania. We called it our ‘farewell tour’. Though we will have farewells in Dar, our life in Tanzania has been broader than that and we needed to say goodbye to people and places […]

Prepping for the big one

We are 6 weeks out from our repatriation to Australia. It’s not going home, it’s leaving home. As Callum said to me, “I don’t want to leave my home!” It’s rough on him – he’s 7 and it’s been almost 4 years since our last home assignment, so he doesn’t […]