Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Little Goodbyes

Our good friends Wendi and John leave tomorrow for Germany.  They are expecting a little one, and chose to have her there.  They weren't supposed to leave until next month, but early contractions moved the date up.  W and I stopped by to say our good-byes today.  I was surprised at how difficult it was.  I mean really, it's only a couple of months.  But when you live here, you become so intertwined with each other that you don't know what to do if one of your "family" isn't there.  Wendi and her boys are part of our daily routine.  It will be so strange not to have them for awhile.

It made me realize how hard those final goodbyes will be.  I saw an acquaintance at the BX tonight and she was having her last meal here before heading to the airport.  I thought about what that moment will be like for me.  I am sure I will be excited to get out of Turkey-that is actually an understatement.  However, leaving our friends that have become family will be excruciating.  It will be like losing an appendage.  We all just function as a group.  I don't even want to think about it yet, really.  And I don't have to.  I have a year still to get ready.

We will miss you Wendi and boys!!  Bon voyage and get back to us soon!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you have your "Turkey family"- they are great!