Eight months ago we left Belize because we wanted to spend more time with our parents. Five days ago my wife’s amazing Dad, Jack Himschoot, unexpectedly passed away here at home, in our presence. Leaving Belize when we did was one of the best decisions we ever made.
As much as we enjoyed Belize while we were there, there has never been a moment since we left that I wished we were back. We had our adventure and are now on to matters we consider more important for today. If we had received a message that her father had passed while we were in the jungle we would have regretted it forever. I have lived most of my adult life away from my parents but as I have just lived through Jack’s passing I am incredibly grateful that we have been here for these last 8 months. Belize, nor anywhere else for that matter, cannot offer a replacement for that.
Since being in the US we have struggled financially. After eight months here I am working three businesses part time. I have put faith in the development of those businesses that simply hasn’t produced as well as we had hoped. With the death of her father, we are at a crossroads. Is it time to move closer my parents now? My father has serious health issues. Should we stay here and live near her mother? At this moment we do not know. We like the flexibility and income potential of being self employed but the security of a J.O.B. sometimes seems appealing.
We are plugged into our church, the Boy Scouts, Little League, dance lessons at Grandma’s dance studio and more. Change is hard yet constant. Knowing when to make the move and when to buckle down and press on is a key to success and at this moment I am at a loss. I am trusting in God’s guidance to help us make another great decision and am confident we will not be disappointed.