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Life has been good here
for my husband Frank
He is younger, healthier,
getting the rest he has needed for years
surfing to his heart’s content
spending time with his wife and children
Reading, writing,
practicing Capoiera, playing the drums and guitar
making friendships and connections
not accessible to us
in our previous Southern California
rat-race life…
Learning Spanish,
communicating with the locals
laughing, smiling
bbqing on our terraza,
drinking ice-cold Pacifico’s
and sipping on fine mezcal
only to wake up
and do it all again…

He is happy
He is renewed
He is living,                      
the prime of his life
Frank worked so hard for this dream
he put in his time
sacrificed himself in more ways than one as a career firefighter
That chapter is done 
and a new begins…

Edited to add: This photo was taken in 2012 when Frank was 50, upon receiving his Permanent Residency card.

Today, August 30, 2022, we celebrate my man’s 60th! Feliz Cumple mi amor xo

Moving to Mexico with Children, A Father’s Perspective

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About the author: Together with my Retired Firefighter Husband and our now 19-year-old twins who were just 8 when we immigrated to Mexico in 2012, we have created a joyful life of design and freedom South of The Border. Welcome to Los O’Gradys in Mexico! Saludos, Katie 🇲🇽 ☘️

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Anonymous July 24, 2013, 4:19 pm

    looks like a great life!

  • Frank August 30, 2022, 5:56 pm

    Thank you, bb!
    This has been an adventure, that is for certain, and MANY more to come.

    • Katie O'Grady August 31, 2022, 10:45 am

      New chapters my love, where we bring with us the beauty of those walked…
      You make 60 look GOOD! xo

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