14 December 2013

Goodbye and Hello

Four years ago, a wise friend told us we were embarking on a life of hellos and goodbyes.  We did not understand at the time, but four years later we completely understand.  We have had so many visitors and great teams form the States and have expereinced many hellos and goodbyes.  But we are on the leaving end this time, and that's different.  It's much more difficult to leave.  So many new changes coming.  Jen and I have learned to role with it, and God has proven faithful, but the kids struggle more  We have made some great friends over this time and as excited as we are to say Hello to family and friends, saying goodbye here has been more difficult the Jen and I thought.  Miki has amazing friends and she is so sad to leave them.  The parents and her teacher from he school through her a surprise party on Thursday and it was great to see her interacting with the people she has come to love.  Our kids have become such a part of the community and God has blessed our friendships through them. 
Friday we hosted a big party for the kids friends as well as for our friends.  It was so much fun to see so many people that we have grown close to over the years come to wish us "srecan put" - happy travels!  The night was amazing as we talked and shared coffee one last time, but then it has to end.  All of us were doing great until my sweet Miki began to say goodbye to here friends.... well my heart broke.  God has been faithful to surround us with friends and he will be faithful to keep taking us where he wants us to go.  Here are some pics from our party:

1 comment:

Kristian Kahrs said...

Sorry I couldn't be there to say goodbye, but see you soon again is more appropriate. I'm looking forward to your return!