‘Limbo Land’

This series I have written almost as a journal over the last few months. I never expected it to take this long and has been an interesting learning curve.

We are in ‘Limbo Land’ as the company sorts out our contract. I am finding it quite stressful. Unsettling.
We moved here last August for a short-term secondment while A finished a consulting contract. The contract got extended to June and now an offer of a 2 year position. Having spoken to other expats- our story isn’t unique…

We have said that are willing to stay and now are just waiting while the company decides the details. So we have an 80% or maybe 90% chance of staying.
Weighing up the various options, it took A and I a month to decide that we would be willing to stay. So now that we’ve said ‘Ok- lets negotiate’ I’ve read it as 100% definite.

I started to home hunting online.
I nearly bought a car.
I’ve visited a school for J.

But A correctly pointed out that there isn’t point in doing it until we know. He also doesn’t want to move from our serviced apartment until after the summer break.{:-((}
But I want to now!
I want to settle.
To lay down roots.
To create a home that is ours- not be continuously worried about our children trashing the furniture or being too noisy or such like..
Limbo Land is beginning to drive me nuts.

I was gently reminded this week to just wait. Let things happen. To be patient.
An even quieter (much) reminded me of Matt 28:15… Do not worry about tomorrow …
So with great difficulty I am trying to stop worrying about the future and to just trust God for today, as who know what may happen….
I know that sometime soon- we will be out of Limbo Land. We might still be in Japan,we might be returning to England, but at least we will KNOW where we are supposed to be. Until then I will trust in the Lord.

Read the rest of the series here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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