We have been in Thailand over five and a half years now, and our time here in the land of smiles is almost at an end. This summer we move back to the United States.
In some ways it seems like we have been here such a long time. We've been here longer than I was in high school or college (thankfully). Jacob was a second grader when we arrived, now he is completing the seventh grade. Nalin was a first grader and is now a sixth grader. Aleena was not even three years old when we moved here, now she is eight. She's spent about two-thirds of her life living here.
Sometimes it seems like we haven't been here as long as we have. It doesn't seem like it was five years ago that we just arrived. I'm sure the next few months will go by quickly.
This is a photo of Tim and the kids a few months after we moved to Thailand.
This is a photo from a month ago. They have definitely changed.