We originally made Aliyah to E"Y in 2002 and stayed for a short three years. We moved back to the states for what we said would only be a few short years. Suddenly, "a few short years" has become FIVE years, and we are on the road of return to the holy land. The house has been officially listed as of today, the contract as been signed for a rental apartment in Ramat Beit Shemesh (previously our home for the first 3 years), and planning for the lift is well underway.
What spurs me to write again are the feelings of happiness and "coming home" that I am feeling lately. It's a hard thing to communicate to people who aren't moving in Israel, or to family members that have reservations about us going. But these passionate feelings of going HOME are too much to keep in check, so I figured now is the time to write! And, whoever wants to listen to my rants are welcome. If they don't interest you, then, hey...we can still be friends :)