It’s never easy letting go. I always had trouble doing it. I still do. I had trouble leaving them behind in Canada when I came to Korea. Now, they are leaving me in Korea and going back home.
My parents came to Korea on a mission. They originally planned one year but ended up staying for more than 2 years. It’s weird how God can lead to a place and make way for you to stay and work there. It’s also amazing how my parents were able to bring a church together and bring people together. I knew they had skills, but for them to do it in such a short time, purely amazing.
I know they are going to be fine because they are going back home. Back to Vancouver, where we all should be. I know that somewhere in my heart, I will one day be able to back too and raise my kids there. Just like how I grew up. With beautiful nature all around us and with people who are there to support and love us no matter what.
That is why we had a photo session at our house last week. I am not a professional but I can take a decent photo of my family. So I got the backdrop out and started clicking on that shutter! I could tell my dad was kind of sad. As if this was going to be the last time we see each other in a while. But I knew it wasn’t going to be. So I told him that it was all going to be okay. That we’ll reunite and meet up again like this picture was taken yesterday.
Josh was kind of sad too. His connection to my mom is something so special we can’t really put it to words. But, he was strong about it. I knew he was. Josh and Andrea were really good with the pictures. But Tyler… We had a hard time getting him in the photos. I think I took about 300 shots then just gave up.
My parents fly back and right I’m counting down the days, but I know with the blink of an eye, I’ll wake up in the morning and Facetime them.
And we’ll all get used to it again.