As excited as I am to get to California and start our new adventure, I really wish we could just skip over this week. There's so much to do and I'm finding myself getting overwhelmed way too easily and too often. It doesn't help that I'm exhuasted. My last two weeks have been jampacked with moving preparations and farewells.
Last week we said goodbye to my very first friends in NY. That was HARD. It was even harder watching T say goodbye to their son who has been his best friend since birth. The next day, we said goodbye to Chriss' dad, sister, and her husband. It was a fantastic visit, but sad to say goodbye. This week was full of more goodbyes. Yesterday, it was Chriss' grandparents and mom, Friday was a farewell party with many of our good friends from church, and the rest of the week was scattered get-togethers with other friends. And today was my last day at church. I was holding up pretty well as I said goodbye to everyone, but when it came time to tell my young women goodbye, I couldn't help it. I cried. I've loved working with the teen girls at church so much this past year and I'm really going to miss them. They even surprised me with a binder full of letters from everyone that made me cry again. Thank goodness for technology. It sure makes it easy to keep in touch and makes the goodbyes feel less permanent. Of course, I'm sure they'll all defriend me come winter when I post pictures of myself at the beach on Christmas while they're all buried in snow. ;)
Well, next time I post, it'll be from my new home in Cali. I can't wait!