2008-04-24

Two years ago

Roughly two years ago, this is what I was doing: Feeding my last baby a lemon to see if his face would pucker up in a funny way so that we could take a picture.

Clearly I wore specs, which is no longer the case as I had laser surgery in March 2007. (Best thing ever!) When I look at pictures of me with glasses on, I just cringe.

My sister thought I had had an eyelift or something because the lady at the salon who waxes my eyebrows went a little crazy and I had a very high arch!

Two years later, that little baby runs around saying things like, "Dave, qu'est-ce que tu fait?" or "Donne-moi!" When he speaks to me in French, or when I speak to him and he understands, I am really, really pleased.

When this picture was taken, I couldn't have imagined I would be where I am now, doing what I am doing. Actually, that's kind of a lie, because we did imagine it, and we worked hard to make it happen. So maybe what I mean is, when this picture was taken, the idea was hidden somewhere inside, but hadn't quite been hatched yet.

So while this post is kind of random, I guess it is to say that life is full of wonderful opportunities and we should grab them any chance we can get. So if you are considering taking a chance by visiting or moving to another country, the sacrifice to make a small or big dream come true is totally worth it.

5 Comments:

Blogger beckylou said...

Carter will come home this summer and wonder why everyone talks so funny. :) It sounds like you are trying to convince someone to follow their dreams without disclosing who it is. Hm.

24.4.08  
Blogger La Vie Échange said...

I love your comments, Becky. I didn't have anyone particular in mind, although I could easily think of more than a few people off the top of my head!

24.4.08  
Blogger hughes family said...

thanks stasha, and great advice! we do have an opportunity in 2 years to live in any US territory for anywhere from 1-4 yrs...granted it wouldn't be france!!! but we think it would be a great opportunity and adventure while our kids are still young. jason is the dreamer and i seem to be more of the realist, but i have loved reading about your experiences and it does make me see more of what an adventure it would be for a short time of our lives. i'm so glad you guys are having such a great experience there--it makes me want to see france!
Megan

24.4.08  
Anonymous alisa said...

Stasha, great post. We have been thinking of living in france for 10 years and in october we will move for 1 year. We went to the Aveyron region last september and fell so much in love we came home and put our house on the market and discussed selling the business...but not a good time to sell your house, so after a few month we decided to give it 1 year, take a sabbatical, have someone run the business and see how we like it, can we open a business like ours in france, etc...so in ocober off we go with (no kids) but 3 dogs...renting a lovely home in the countryside near a tiny village in the Aveyron region called Najac. Can't wait.

24.4.08  
Blogger Penny said...

You are so right! You have to take these opportunities when they come up

:)

25.4.08  

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