So todays job is to make photo albums for our colleagues and friends that we are leaving behind in Congo. It doesn’t seem that long ago since we we’re waving good bye to our parents in Heathrow Airport. Now the time approaches when we say goodbye again, this time to friends we have made here in the Republic of Congo. We leave in less than three weeks. As I sit and make their albums I am overwhelmed with a sense of loss. I may never see these people again but they have welcomed me in to their homes and in to their lives.
But I am learning more and more that this is the nature of Mercy Ships and of Life.
Love and Loss is inevitable regardless of who you are or your circumstance. People come in to your life and they leave. It is the way of things.