I’m not sure who came up with this phrase, but perhaps you’ve heard it before; “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans”.
While that may be true in many respects, sometimes what happens to you in life is well planned and the end results can be both beautiful and life changing. Such is the case right now for the Thailand Musings family.
On June 1, 2010 Golf and I became the proud parents of a darling baby girl!
Naturally this changes many things for us, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our resolve to move back to Thailand as soon as possible. Both of us want our daughter to grow up within the Thai culture with a healthy dose of western culture and values mixed in for good measure.
We hope that we can instill in her the best of both cultures, the fun and relaxed Thai attitude along with a more western work ethic; the Thai respect for family along with the western desire for independence; Thai spirituality along with western logic.
Most importantly though is that she grow up healthy and happy and surrounded by the love and nurturing of her parents and family. This is something we can certainly provide to her no matter where we are located.
While financially it may make more sense for us to stay in the U.S. we both feel that many other aspects of all of our lives will be improved by making the move to Thailand. After all, money is not everything.
So please join me in welcoming Alivia Walters to the world. I hope that all of you out there reading this are as happy as Golf and I are at this time.
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