Remember when I posted about putting our home up for sale?
Well, at the time we thought we were just looking for a larger home here in Kansas. We had grown in both family size and income so we wanted something a little more comfortable. It was the plan to try to retire here at Fort Riley.
Then everything changed. I have big news.
The Bussingers are moving to Korea!
Basically Jay was transferred to another post in the country and was encouraged to stay for another year and bring us over!
We are a mess right now. I never thought I would get to go overseas – especially not now so late in Jay’s career. We had made plans, but God flipped everything I knew upside down.
There is a lot of paperwork and waiting yet to do before we can head out. My goal is to be a whole family again by Christmas, but I know that we have to be patient.
I am selling most of our furniture and belongings. We are finding homes for our pets, our cars, and other things we must leave behind.
The most exciting thing
I think the best part about our move happening now is that the girls are old enough that this will be the best field trip I could ever give them. Now that we are unschooling, Korea will be their classroom.
I plan to keep up blogging as a way to share with the world how a Christian, military, unschooling family takes on one of the most breathtaking cities in the world – Seoul, South Korea.
Jay already has an apartment for us in Itaewon, just outside of Yongsan Army base.
As of now, I have far too many questions than I do answers as to how this is all going to work. I’m sure that you as readers will have lots of questions also.
Getting to know Seoul
So far I have heard a lot of myths about Korea that I have already deemed untrue just by doing some research. It is not dirty and crime-ridden.
In fact – here are some things you might not know about South Korea:
- Seoul has the highest reaching broadband internet network in the world (their internet is faster than ours!)
- The Korean written language is phonetically based
- Although Seoul is the 5th largest city in the world, it has a relatively low crime rate
- The climate is temperate – it is hot in the summer and it snows in the winter
People have asked me if I am nervous – or told me that Korea is not somewhere they would have chosen to go. As for me, I am already in love with this country. Jay has had nothing but good things to say about his experience there so far. There are a million things to do and explore, and everything will be a subway ride away from us.
Sometimes we get so comfortable in our lives that anything threatening to change that makes us nervous.
I think God has created this opportunity for us in order to truly teach us just how temporary our stay here on this earth really is.