Friday, September 26, 2008

Preparing to Leave

This week has been one full of saying goodbyes-temporary goodbyes- to the many people we have come to know and love. Our LAMb partners, Lynn and Ruby Johnston have been here with us as we make the transition to go home and to make plans for our return early in 2009. It has been awesome to have them here.

Before coming over, I read a book by Kay Warren, called Dangerous Surrender. I have mentioned it several times over the past six months. In it she talks about being "divinely ruined" for the life you have known. I wondered if that would happen to us and yes, it has. We have been "ruined." The other night while we were out walking, David mentioned that "ruined" is a permanent state. Once something is ruined, it can never go back to the state that it was orginially. We have no idea of the journey we will take emotionally and spiritually as we return to our responsibilities back home, while truly leaving a part of our hearts here. We only know, as God directs, we will be coming back here.

We have so appreciated the many comments and emails you have shared with us over these months. Once I get home, I will update the blog with our last week of pictures - some pictures you don't want to miss! It just has been too busy here these last days to attempt to do that. We arrive home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 30, eager to hug grandkids and catch up with family and friends.

Thank you for all your support...

The journey continues....