Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This time last year...
The arrival of my dear friend and packmule, Lisa! It was appropriate to have her along since Russ couldn't be there. She's been along on our journey for the last 12 years alongside us every step of the way. (Sidenote not mentioned last year: on our way home lots of people thought Lisa and I were a couple, congratulating "us" and our family. It was highly entertaining.)
As exciting as going home was, I was conflicted in leaving these girls behind. It still hurts my heart to think about that moment, those girls in that restaurant. There's a lot of history within a short time period. and "Goodbyes" are not my favorite.
...and this is one of my all-time, top-five favorite pictures. I can't tell you the amount of emotion pulsing through me that day. I didn't sleep very well this night last year, as you can imagine. It was one of the most important and pivotal moments of our lives.