But the hardest goodbyes have been to our families: those amazing people who are there for us through everything, with whom we share everything, and who are absolutely everything to us. Missing two years of our nieces and nephews growing up, our daughters missing two years of extended family life, is a hard thing to come to terms with.
Thankfully, we are better off than when I moved to the UK 14 years ago. Now we have Skype and face time and vyber. So see you in two years has become see you on the computer. Still. I'm going to miss them all so much.
Most of all, I am going to miss my dog. Barney Boy, my furry child, who has no way of knowing where I am and when I coming back. That's the bit that's breaking my heart. I love you fella. Just for you little one, I hope the two years fly.