We’re Moving to Gdansk Poland!

I have the video up, but I thought I would take the time to write down how I feel about moving to Poland in a couple of months.

It’s no surprise that Poland was definitely not our first choice, since coming back to South Africa, we’ve been pushing really hard to get back to Ireland, Dublin to be more precise.  There was just something magical about Ireland that stirred something in our souls, it made us look for God and find him, but it was something more than that.  Ireland connected to my soul, as soon as we landed on Irish soil, something washed over me…It felt like I was home for the first time in my life.  Everything about Ireland felt like dejavu, it was the place where I just knew I was suppose to be, but the more we tried the more Ireland didn’t want us, and we came back to South Africa, knowing that we would work harder than ever to get back there.

When we found out about Arren we started working harder, Carl started upskilling himself more and more, he was just adding more things to his growing list of accomplishments all in the hopes that Ireland would take us in, as we started losing hope we focused on Canada, we did the whole process, but it just didn’t feel right.

We prayed and fasted for answers, but we just couldn’t find the answers, but as soon as we were set on Canada something strange happened.

Carl ‘s company decided to close the South African branch, and everyone was about to get retrenched.   They offered Carl an amazing job in Boston in the States and we were overjoyed, Carl impressed them so much that he got a job without needing an interview, everything felt so right.  Like we were on the right path.  Everywhere we looked we saw signs.  A kid bent down in front of me and he was wearing a Boston yarmulke.  The signs kept rolling in and we felt on top of the world, we had immigration lawyers helping us, but it all came crashing down when they told us with all the new visa rules coming into effect that it would be too  difficult to move us at this stage.

We were both in a stage of mourning for a week or two, we felt lost, we didn’t know what to do.  Poland was never really our plan.


our prayers were answered…Poland all of a sudden felt right, a wave of relief washed over me as we committed to Poland for the next couple of years.  Going to Poland was a struggle for me, will I have a difficult time understanding people, what if anything happens to Arren, but not taking this chance is silly.  The calm that washed over me when I knew Poland was the right path, made me excited.   Adventure is around the corner and I’m excited to see what we have in store.


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