Friday, July 01, 2011

Farewelling Friends....

This is Susane and family's third assignment in Japan. She arrived the same summer our family arrived. They leave this summer.  Susanne has NEVER gone sea glass hunting. It's a near passion of Twyla's and mine.  Susane served as President the past two years at Misawa's PWOC.  We've traveled together, learned together, grown together, learned each others' strength and weaknesses......it's been good.

Susane looked over her scheduled and had one day before she left in which we could take her sea glass hunting. We went to Shipwreck Beach. We took my family and Twyla's kids with us. God gave us a GORGEOUS day....not too hot, no rain.....simply beautiful!



Two years of working closely together (Susane/Prez, me/Titus 2, retreats, Twyla/outreach)....and we realize we've put in the work to say we're good friends. Great fun yesterday, sharing our hearts and looking for sea glass. I'll miss serving alongside these two. 

Bre found some great pieces of sea glass too.

We found lots of sea glass.....and Mike even found another float. He's the champ! 


A few more shots for Bre's camera






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5 comments:

mel said...

Farewells are never easy - but God sure does a good job of bringing His own together as friends, doesn't He?!

Love the family photo at the top of the blog!

Sarah said...

After years of saying I didn't like farewells, I've decided they add great value to our lives by reminding us to fully engage in relationships with people when we're with them--because sometime we will lose that opportunity.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Very true you are, ladies. Sarah, I'm slowing moving to your stance...used to be such a TCK that I wouldn't even acknowledge farewells....baby steps. LOL

Kristine said...

What a fun farewelling! It always amazes me to think that 40 years ago, you would have just written the occasional letter or Christmas card. Twenty years ago, you might have talked more frequently on the phone. Now you are all just a few buttons away on the computer, making it easier to continue and build on your friendship. <3

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

YES! For all the complaints about lack of privacy and time management.....the internet is a God send for far flung families and those such as missionaries, military families, ex-pats....