Oh man, I did not expect to feel this conflicted at the beginning of our last year on Oki. I thought for sure that I would be 100% ready to truck through these last 365 days on island and get our butts back to the states...
However, now that every day on Oki is our “last Easter,” “last first day of Spring,” “last April 4th,” etc., etc., I am FREAKING out! I feel like I’m clinging on to every day because I know I’m going to be so heart broken to leave this island paradise. Every time I look through our dining room window and see the East China Sea glimmering in the distance I can feel the cracks forming on my heart because I know this beloved view will one day be just a memory.
Okinawa has truly become home and both Ben and I are even surprised how much this place has come to mean to us. Although we are beyond thrilled to eventually move back to the US and be much closer to family, we’re also finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that once we leave Okinawa there’s a good chance we’ll never be back. The only upside is that we still have twelve full months to enjoy our tiny island paradise before we have to say goodbye and believe me, we’re determined to make each and every day count!
Below are just some of the random pictures I’ve taken over the past month. Life has been so good recently and I’m hoping that this easy breezy lifestyle is here to stay. I’m heading over to Tokyo this afternoon to spend a week with my parents so I have a feeling that life’s about to get even better!
Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to posting after Tokyo!
We're Kara, Ben and baby Zoe also known as the Lesniaks. We’re a Marine Corps family currently stationed in Yorktown, Virginia after a three year tour in Okinawa, Japan. Enjoy our adventures, travels, photos, thoughts, and life together!
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