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We are so excited to share that DJ's ticket to return to the states is set. It now allows us to start really preparing for our move to Virginia. Kelley is trying to find a job. We will look for a house to rent. The hope is that we prepare as much as possible to make the transition the least stressful as possible. We are both super looking forward to a change. Things can be always be worse, but we're both ready to get out of our current living situation.


  • DJ wrote:
    Sep 5, 2016 - 8:59:11 pm

    I am so glad I now know exactly when I will be back to be with you again! Next step is finding out when people are going to come and pack up our stuff for the move to Virginia! Very exciting!

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"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King, Jr.