In less than two weeks, my son and daughter-in-law will be living less than a 10-minute drive from our house. It's been 10 years since my son left his home town to teach English as a second language in Daejeon, South Korea, where he met and married Zuae. Five years ago they moved to New York. Daniel continued as an ESL teacher while also becoming a SAT tutor. And Zuae became a professional chef after graduating from the International Culinary Center.
Tired of New York and with a baby on the way, Daniel is finally ready to come home. All of us are excited but I'm also anxious. Daniel was a challenging child and teenager. Good but always going against the norm and making things harder than they needed to be. Honestly, the distance between us over the last ten years has greatly improved our relationship.
Yes, there's no doubt this move will be a test but I'm working hard at thinking positively. I'm looking forward to finally really getting to know my daughter-in-law. And I'm beyond excited to hold my first granddaughter. And I'm glad my grandsons will have more time with their Uncle Dan and Aunt Zuae than a long holiday weekend once a year.
Yep, big changes are coming. And it's all good. . .all good. . .all good.