|View from the trail|
I said good-bye to the trail, the spring, the ropes-course, the cabana, fields or fresh blueberries, and the beauty of the mountain.
This week, several people are traveling and so the good-byes continue.
I enjoyed my share of food from Italy, Spain, Romania, and America ;)
We debriefed with Jack for the last time then said good-bye to Kelly.
Last night, Ema came over for awhile to pack for Retezat; we took some pictures and said good-bye.
|Members of Apartment George|
This evening, Grace and I went to Jack's to make a Greek dinner together before he leaves for Tusnad. And then said good-bye.
Throughout my life, saying good-bye has had different effects on my emotions. When I was a silly junior high girl, I would shamefully bawl all over whomever I had grown attached to, trying to hold on to the moments we shared forever. Throughout high-school and college it morphed into the cold-shoulder, trying not to let anyone see how lonely I would become without them.
|Saying Goodbye to Ema|
And so with a little over week left abroad, I pray that I can be all in - enjoying each struggle and each grace - whether through rest or activity. For each is a gift from God and I trust him. I know that reflection and application will come with time and so I don't want to rush it. But I am grateful, and SO blessed to have come to live, to work, to eat, to laugh, to cry, to breathe in the land of Romania. All glory be to God the Father and to the Lord Jesus Christ from whom all blessings flow!