Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Goodbyes........

......are starting.

 Ugh, this is going to be hard.

 I have put off thinking about it for awhile now, but with every moving truck I see parked in front of my friend's houses, the reality of all of our departures is beginning to sink in.  Today, I went to a brunch at Angelica's house.  She packs out Tuesday and will be on an airplane May 1.  It was fun as always, but the undercurrent of sadness was almost tangible at times.  There were gifts distributed, photos shared, and memories that we all laughed at.  Simply put, these friends hold a place in my heart that no one else can touch.  We have shared such an intense, stressful, and life changing experience together.  I cannot expect or hope to replicate this in DC, or anywhere else we might live.  It is unique to this place, with these people.

I hope to blog about my friends individually over the next few weeks as a way of remembering them. My eventual plan is to get this blog made into a book as a reminder of our Turkish adventure.  It wouldn't be complete without a record of the friendships.  So without further ado......

To Angelica: You were one of the first friends I met here.  I remember being drawn to your warm personality and adorable children and exotic Spanish accent.  As we got to know each other, I discovered you to be one of the most tender, kindhearted, and loyal friends that I have ever had.  You have such wisdom in so many areas.  I particularly admire how you mother your children and how your family grows together. I also so admire how you desire to walk ever closer with the Lord.  Thank you for being an example for me to follow. You are funny, spicy, and super sweet all at the same time.  And your hospitality!!  I have amazing memories of tapas parties, brunches, and dinners with your sweet family.  Thank you for your friendship over these last 2 years.  I love you, friend.

1 comment:

  1. This group of friends is so special. I will miss them too! They will always be an important part of your life.