So it begins the packing up of our life in Okinawa.
Everything is bitter sweet. We're sad to be leaving, but happy to go on to our next adventure.
I will miss the friendships that I have made, which are really beyond words to describe on this blog. I have met people who will forever be a part of my life, and I hope to visit them again on their island in the Pacific! It is a great feeling to know that you have people who care about you all over the world. Thank God for facebook and email.
We'll both miss the food... we've already been searching online for Thai and curry restaurants in the states. We're not to hopeful that we'll find much, and we're pretty sure it will never be as good as it is here.
I will miss perpetual summer (but not typhoons and 100 degrees at 7am).
I will miss having every outing, whether it be going out to dinner, or to the beach, or shopping, be an experience in culture.
This really has become our home. Our marriage has grown, we've added a dog, we've experienced happiness and heartache, and we'll be moving on to our next home eager to continue learning and growing.