Our last week in Oz
Its been the best, most hard, most beautiful week!
Saying goodbye properly (whatever that means!) has been something we really thought about a lot – for ourselves, for the kids, and for those around us. But when it came down to it, part of me wanted to avoid the actual goodbye and just jump on the plane without anyone knowing, and the other part wanted to hold on to each person I love forever and never let go – so conflicted! A particular highlight was our Edwardes/Flentje family day trip to the Basin – SO MUCH FUN and such a precious memory we will hold on to for a long time.
Our commissioning service was amazing! The feeling in the room was unforgettable. The view we had from the front, of the crowded Deck of people, all your faces and the love and support that was there in what was said and prayed was so encouraging to us.
I’m writing this on the plane, about 2 hours from Venice where we will be met by our teammates and drive 2 hours north to Trieste. We’ve had a really strong sense through this whole process of ‘letting go’, that it is the richness of our life in Australia that actually propels us forward and gives us the internal resources we need to actually leave. And that sense has never been stronger than right now! We are SO nervous, but the memory of that ‘crowded room’ on our commissioning day really helps. Obviously our strength comes from God, but we feel like He has massively used the people in our life as a tangible encouragement towards what He has called us to. So thanks for being a part of that. Know that we will miss you every day but will see you soon!