It's cold. It's rainy. Lots of goodbyes are being said.
Emotional wringing of my soul.
However, as Annie reminds us, the sun will come out tomorrow. (Well, maybe not in Northern Ireland, but it sounds like it's sunny throughout most of the U.S.)
Last week was really interesting. I went to one of the 12th July parades and visited Galway with two people from EBM (Aran Islands! Cliffs of Moher!). Pictures to be posted, I promise.
This week is full of lasts: last Friendship Circle outing, last Sunday morning service, last gathering of the YAVs, last hiking trip into the Mournes, last dinners with lots of people.
But there is a lot of happiness in those occasions.
It's been a great year with the wonderful people of East Belfast Mission, great memories have been made with the YAVs, and so many great discussions/reflections/lessons that have been had and learned during this time in Belfast.
Words in this blog really can't capture the effect that this year has had on me...
But I am getting excited to see you all very shortly.
Just wanted to touch base with you all in a short post.
Stay tuned for pictures and more stories in the next few days.
In grace and peace. :)