We've travelled a lot over the last year. More than 14,000 miles until we arrived at our new home here in Papua. I've felt the travel, but didn't understand it's affect until one day when I told you we were going grocery shopping and you asked, "Will it take a big air plane or a little air plane to get there?"
It's happening so quickly. The way you see the world and understand 'normal' is changing.
I don't know how you'll feel about all of this when you are older, but I think about it all the time. Will you consider your life richer for having grown up overseas or will you resent it? Like every other parent since time began, I wonder - Am I doing the right thing?
You are growing up with the title of "Third Culture Kid". You are one of thousands of children living in that "third place" in between cultures. As your Dad and I try to balance teaching you about the US and the UK while embracing the culture we are now living in, one thing is so clear - You are a remarkable boy and we are with you all the way. We so blessed to be your parents.
All my love,
More thoughts and love for and from Third Culture Kids over at Velvet Ashes this week.