Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Last days ....

Right to left: Omar & Sandra, us and Alejandra and Rick
So very many many good byes.  While they have felt heart wrenching, we leave feeling so loved.

The photo on the left is of great friends, whom we love dearly, and will miss.

We originally met them through the Reimer's, as they attend their group. But they became very good friends of ours as well.

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon/ evening with them this past Saturday.  And oh, did we eat! Or should I say over-eat!?  We ate and laughed and enjoyed ourselves. A rich evening together.  Good thing is that Rick is from Rosenort, and Omar's mother lives in Ontario, so we will most definitely see them again!  Not to mention our desire to return to visit.

Then we decided to throw an open house, to give everyone one last chance to come and say good bye.  Not necessarily something we wanted to do ... be hugging and saying good bye again.  But letting go is hard, for both sides.

The invite was from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Like we may have been just a little crazy, but such is life. Our first guests showed up at 12 noon, and the last ones left at around 11:15 p.m.  Let's just say it was a long day, and then a short night.

Mexican's are crazy that way... they love a reason to party. Short nights and long days are par for the course.

So Monday it was off to the gym ... one more time.  Some more good byes. Then we headed home to pack up the last pieces.  You think you don't have much stuff ... not true!

Then, at 6 p.m., I headed back to the gym for one last class. My favourite instructor, Nelson, invited me to attend his Advanced Danzika class, and asked my regular class ladies to join.  So, for 45 minutes, I pushed my tired self through an advanced class.

I so remember my first class, thinking I would never get it.  Now, just over 3 years later, I can handle an advanced class.  It was fun.  I was proud of myself.

More good byes.  Headed home, so Ernie could pack up the car.  Then our friends came over to pack up their truck with the rest of our stuff.  Some more good byes.  Then I hit the hay ... exhausted.

We got up at 4 a.m.  Hit the road just around 5 a.m., along with Sergio and Claudia, and their daughter Sara. After a long day of driving, a speeding ticket, and a rude Immigration Officer, we got in the long line to cross the bridge in hopes they would let us take everything across without going through all of our stuff.  While in the line Ernie noticed a low tire, almost completely flat, which he began pumping up while in the lineup. We were then let across without a hassle! They asked a few questions and let us go. God went before us!

When we arrived at the hotel the boys were waiting!
Us with, Sergio, Claudia and Sara (friends from GDL who helped move, (our sons Mike and Chris),
and their friends Ian and Cy

While we were excited to see our boys, we went through another set of good byes.  Sergio and Claudia and their family have been such good friends.  They are evangelical believers, which gave us another connection.  We love them and will miss them greatly.  We are hoping their boys will visit this summer.

As you can see from the above picture ... our boys bring fun, laughter and much joy.  We have already made some good memories with them.  They have helped to begin the healing from the hurt of so many good byes.  

Tomorrow it will be 6 drivers, 2 vehicles, and 25+ hours of driving ahead of us.  See you soon... ... 

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