Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Open Doors


Michael and I have had a lot going on these past few months. He's been working a lot of hours, I've been buried in illustration work, birthday celebrations, tea parties and now, getting ready to sort, pack and move. Although some doors over the past few weeks have "closed" (like choosing to not renew the lease on our current home), other wonderful doors have opened and we're taking a big step of faith...and walking through.

One of the doors that has opened is the opportunity for us to move to England next month for awhile to help Michael's sister and family, care for his aging mother. With that said, we'll be spending the next several weeks sorting through closets, boxes in the basement, and starting to pack for our new path in life this summer/autumn. The picture above is a peek at the view we'll be sharing with family during our stay. We would appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time. Do check in here, as we'll post often, so everyone knows how things are going and what we're up to.

~ Alexandra 

12 comments:

  1. what! This is interesting news, all the best Alexandra and Michael, it's wonderful that you will be able to help the family, I can tell you it is not something other families do. More likely it is an excuse to be able to live far away and leave the work to others. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. We appreciate your lovely thoughts. It's not been an easy process/decision (for a few reasons) but we both know it is best and Michael wouldn't have it any other way. He has the opportunity with work and life to do this, so we're stepping out in faith to do so.

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  2. Wow!! I wish you all the best!!! Sending prayers for Michael's mother! Big Hugs! Is puppy going too?

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    1. Thank you very much, Stacey. I've shared your message with Michael. As far as the puppy, sadly, he'll not be able to travel this time around. He does have a good home and a young lady who'll be caring for him while we're gone. He'll CERTAINLY be missed a lot!

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  3. Whoo hoo, seaside town no less. Such a lovely, selfless thing to do for your mother Michael, very few people move across continents to help. Alexandra, once you get used to the good old British weather, I think you will love it, Scarborough has lots of character as well, good for illustrations too. I wish you both the very best in this scary transition.

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    1. It is, Linda, especially since he's not had much opportunity the past 25 years or so to travel to be with his mum. Her health is deteriorating and going now is the best time. We hope/pray that everyone will be just as understanding during such a difficult time. Sadly, not the case. Anyway, thank you so much. I think my art will "transition" to a new place once there and look forward to it. xx

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  4. I have been following your life for many years now Alexandra and this act of selflessness is exactly what I would expect from you and Michael. Blessings to the whole family at this time.

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    1. Thank you very much, Linda. You know us so well. Love to you and yours. xx

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  5. All the best to you and Michael on moving to the UK for a while...sending prayers for his Mum also. xo

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    1. Thanks, Serena. We really appreciate it. xx

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  6. Wow, how exciting Alexandra! An exciting new chapter in your life - I hope it all goes well for you!

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  7. All the best to you and Michael from me as well. These are really exciting news and I'm sure this big step will inspire your art a lot!

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