I also thought, I may even discover some things about myself that I didn’t know or I wasn’t aware of.
So … let’s start with the first question …
“For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends or family again?”
YES, I would!
I though about this as a young woman – 19-20 – I had met someone in Canada who I thought hmmm, yes, I would move over there to be with you. That didn’t work out which was fine.
I met my husband at 22 and we were married the day after I turned 23. And … I’m still married to that wonderful man.
Haven’t Left Australia – But Have Moved Interstate
Now, we haven’t left Australia, but what we have done is move 4 times in our marriage. My husband was in the army, we got married and we moved to the Gold Coast. We didn’t know 1 person on the Gold Coast. My family was 100s of miles away. We had a telephone. We didn’t have the internet back in those days.
So … I spent a lot of time on the phone and I made new friends. And, then we moved to Canberra after we had our children and I found myself in that situation again. I was in a strange city … I didn’t know anyone and I had two little children. BUT … I was with my husband and what I decided to do was to make friends fast.
I built a community of women around me within a few months who I felt as close to as I felt to my family.
Tree Change – City To Country
Recently, we have moved to the country after 25 years in the city. We knew 1 person.
What I’ve discovered in 30+ years of adult life is that it doesn’t matter where you are – it is who you are with. That’s what makes life joyful, healthy and wonderful.
I would move to another country because being with the one you love is the most important thing and I’ve found that with the internet, the telephone, with emails and with Skype, often in our nuclear family situation, we don’t live in the same town as our family and friends anyway.
We live 100s or 1000s of miles away – and it doesn’t matter whether that’s in the same country or in another country. A distance is a distance. Living away from your family doesn’t breakdown the connection you have with them … it just means that you are not in the same place physically.
What would you do?
Would you move to another country where you didn’t know anyone and you didn’t know whether you would ever see your family or friends again?
It’s an interesting question isn’t it? I’d love to hear your answer to this question … so LIKE this post and share your views below.
Absolutely! I believe the adventure is in the heart. While the ride of life is most enjoyable with your soul mate by your side, viewing life with an eternal perspective keeps ‘life’ here on earth in perspective… where ever one lives. For me, I am learning to be content in every situation, in any place. As long as I have a relationship with Christ in the end, it is all that truly matters. Eventually kindered spirits are separated (till death do us part), but no one can separate man from a relationship with his/her heavenly father.
Julie, I find your quest to respond to the questions in the book interesting and I look forward to reading more. Best wishes to you…may you find abundant joy, peace and eternal life through Christ Jesus.
Pamela … thank you so much for your comment … and the encouragement to record more answers to these questions … I will certainly do that 🙂 … thank you for your abundant wishes too.
Yes, I would, as I believe like you that the most important thing is that we are with the one we love and who loves us right back. I have moved many times, city to country, interstate and back, and city to country and always find wonderful people to share that part of the journey with and we keep in touch though some of us are far apart now geographically. We are still always just as close when we pick up that phone or see each other on Skype. Distance does not change the connection… ever.