Another travel day. This one is no different than the others: bittersweet. We always feel a sadness and a loss when we leave. It is hard to say goodbye, especially when so often we don’t know when we will be back. It is incredible to reconnect with people and to get a little peek into their world. We have been blessed by so much great hospitality and so many opportunities to make new friends and to build onto old friendships. So, when it comes down to saying goodbye to another place, another home, another friend we are sad. We are weary of parting.
On the other hand, we can’t wait to see the people at the next stop. Many of these people we haven’t seen in years. Another place, another home, and another friend that we haven’t seen in a long time is exciting. We are making such great memories as we travel and spend time with people. And that is the sweetness.
Travel days also make us think more about home in Germany. What a blessing it has been to get to make a trip like this, however, we are getting travel weary and are ready to be settled and sleeping in our own beds. We are ready to put the suitcases away and have our own space. Most of all, we are ready to get back to ministry and are missing our students and our life back in Germany.