And it's going to be sad.
As my kids grow older this part of the expat journey gets a little more difficult than the last time we left. They're grown, they have different relationships as you do when you grow up. And they're special friendships.
Maybe one day they won't want to do this anymore .....who knows?!
As much as I try to prepare my kids for the next move and that process of goodbyes, I have to make sure I do the same. It's an important process.
Like I've shared - there is a lot to do and I could totally stay at home and get through that "to do list" and just get things done. But that's not important. What's important is to be with the people who have become your friends. And that's what I've chosen to do!!
As my kids say bye to their school, I also have to say goodbye to the parents of whom I have led as the chair of the Parent teacher group. Why did I put my hand up to be the leader of this group? well I have a strong belief that we play an important role. The parents are important group in the partnership of our children's education. And when we build strong and positive relationship with the children's teachers and leadership of the school - our kids benefit in so many ways.
I can only speak for my own kids. They like seeing me at school. They know that I care. that I'm interested and I want to be a part of their education. And I enjoy it.
Yes, it's time consuming and challenging cause there is always a very diverse and dynamic group of parents but it is rewarding.
Tomorrow is our last day at the International School of London...........and physically we will walk out those gates, but the memories will live on.