As you would expect, one of the most difficult parts of life overseas is saying goodbye to family and friends when you leave the states. (as I said in a previous post- we try not to say goodbye in our family- we say "see you later" :)). Anyway, goodbyes are hard- I think anyone would agree. And since we don't live physically close to any of our actual blood relatives overseas, we truly do become family with those that we interact with regularly in the country we live in. Our kids call the adults "aunt" and "uncle", they develop really close relationships with other kids who are also living in a culture not directly their own- these friendships are precious. So, these goodbyes also become very difficult. Families move, jobs change, people go to other countries or back to the states. A few years ago, our family experienced a very difficult goodbye with a precious family who had become so dear to us. Our kids were fast friends from the day they met.
Many good memories together...
We are so thankful to once again be living in the same country as our sweet friends! They are all so excited to be reunited!
I am blessed beyond measure with a wonderful husband, Jason, and four beautiful daughters, Abbey, Maddie, Naomi and Anabelle. We are living our dream of living and working cross-culturally in the Middle East. Life is an adventure and never dull. As a child of the Eternal King of Kings, held together in the palm of His loving hand, I am a work in progress, thankful to share my journey with anyone who wants to listen.