Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Where is life taking you?

Well, it has been a pretty eventful past 12 months for me. So far. So many things going on, changing, unfolding, opportunities presenting itself, plans being made, plans manifesting, and plans changing.

Since getting married late last year, I have reached a few milestones in my life that I am thankful and happy about. The most important one is falling pregnant with our first baby! And then, finally going for my citizenship and now having just received my OZ passport!! I know I may sound too excited about this feat. But how can I not be, when all this quest for the blue travel document (aka Aus Passport) started 6 long years ago. I gave up a lot of things to be able to go after this dream. I've left family, friends and for a while the love of my life... all in the name of this dream. I cannot begin to count the number of sleepless nights and restless days I've had in connection with walking towards this goal of residency.. and eventually citizenship. It was a long, slow walk on a sometimes lonely and rocky road. I am so relieved and thankful that it all fell into place.

I did not travel much in the past 12 months, but I know I am a few steps further from where I was a few years ago. And for the gift of patience, I am thankful. It has been a meaningful journey to where I am now.

1 comment:

erasmusa said...

congrats, marie! and soon it will be three. good things come to those who wait. am looking forward to more trips this year, too. it's all good :)

Raising bilingual kids

I am pretty proud about our eldest being able to speak my mother tongue (Filipino). As young as one year old we taught her to speak Tagalo...