Farewell to dear friends, leaving our tiny town for a distant continent.
Thankful that we know them. A dream of visiting one day. Anticipation of long chats on skype.
Remembrance of our dog, now several months deceased, his absence still a pain in our hearts.
as we watch the rabbits playing around his grave.
Leave-taking of beloved 'children'. Those two special adults who live with us in our house during high days and holidays.
That they have listened to God's call on their lives, seeking to live out Isaiah 61:
the Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favour...
that the summer is going as we return to school
thankful that the weather has been wonderfully warm and sunny and that I am returning to a job I love.
Sadness and happiness. Intertwined, indistinguishable.