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Monday, April 03, 2017

March 30, 2017

My trip is coming to an end. I'm writing these words from my spot on my friend Shauna's couch. There's a Bible study group meeting upstairs and I have a little more time to myself. Any time I travel, I like to think through the trip before I leave the place I visited. That's what I'm doing today. I've said most of my "see you laters" and so far I haven't cried.

The last few weeks have been fabulous. They were everything I hoped they would be. Reuniting wity my friends who are basically family was sweeter than sweet. Six years is a long time. In some ways it feels like I've been here all along. But, then there are moments when I feel the years. We're all six years older. We're concerned with and wrapped up in and celebrating different things than we were all those years ago. My friends who did everything together don't anymore. Distance and schedules have seperated all of us. The last few weeks brought us together. Church and meals and the wedding and spa nights and hanging out made the years melt away in a way that was surreal.

I'll write about the specifics of my trip and share the pictures I took later. Right now, I'm preparing for my final round of goodbyes and praising God for what He has given me in this place. The last two weeks, the last six years, and the days He sent me here that started it all have been nothing less than gifts that I am extremely thankful for.

I may come back to this with edits later...but, I'm going to sign off for now. We'll talk soon!


  1. It's just good you updated! I'm so happy you had a great visit with great friends.

  2. I'm glad you've had a good trip. It is bittersweet sometimes thinking about the good times that are in the past while being thankful for the people we met and memories we made. But there is a season for everything too :)

  3. Your trip really flew by! Oh I love the kinds of friends where the years apart melt away when you're together again. That's the best.

  4. So glad you guys had such a great time together!


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