I haven't had much time lately to blog, I barely have time to check my email these days. Every night when I get home from work we have something to do, including trying to pack up our apartment. Next week is my last week of being a nanny. We already started selling our furniture on craigslist, and have been boxing up stuff we know we won't need until after we return from overseas.
We started saying our goodbyes last week to most of our friends here, and that's been sad. I have always been terrible at saying goodbye. When I was little, my grandma used to come visit from New York, and so did our friend Kim, and whenever either one of them left I would ball my eyes out. And that sense I get when saying goodbye has never left. So, these goodbyes have been sad, but they also signal the end of another chapter, and the beginning of each of our next adventures. Uganda, India, Sierra Leone, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, possibly Liberia, Rwanda, and Tanzania...these are all places someone from the program will be working in. And the work and passion of these people will do great things, I have no doubt.
We have a place to live while we're in Oregon! Our close friends Luke and April have offered us a room in their apartment while we're back in the northwest. This is an answer to prayer, as we weren't sure what we were going to do, and they offered this to us out of the blue. We lived with them in Alaska as well, and couldn't be more excited about reconnecting with our friends who are like family to us.
This weekend we're heading up to New York to see Nick and Lindsay (Michael's brother and wife) who just recently moved out here as we are heading back west. We are going to go into "The City" which I'm excited about. I'm hoping to see some tourist things, like the Statue of Liberty.