One year ago, we said goodbye to beautiful Aotearoa.
To commemorate this occasion, I made a pie.
When people find out we spend three and a half years living in New Zealand, the most common question that follows this discovery is “Why did you leave?”
While this question does ring in our ears from time to time, (especially during the depths of the winter months), we suppose the main answer to that question has to do with the people whose love sustained us despite the physical distance that separated us.
While that “settled” feeling still has yet to come, and while we miss the beaches, the lushness, and the beauty of New Zealand’s land and people, we do have a peace about being back in Canada, in this land that is our home.
We continue to look back on our time in New Zealand with awe and thankfulness, knowing that we will be forever shaped by those years spent in the land of the long white cloud.