Last night we were invited to a little dinner party by Mimi and Ivan (you met them eons ago on the blog, he is Ecuadorian and she is American, but brought up here). Mimi has a gift with chicken wings and as you can see - she makes tonnes of them. Honestly they are sooo good and no matter how many you eat, there is always more coming! And her home made Ranch and Blue Cheese dressings are to die for!
Having to say goodbye is not good at the best of times. I think when we left our home congregation,who all turned up at the airport to see us off - it was pretty emotional but we always knew we would see them again. The doubts as to whether we can get back here is making these goodbyes extremely difficult and I am on the verge of tears every time I think about it.
What an experience we have had though and we have grown so much from widening out. Learning to accept different cultures has been huge (even though I would have thought I was ok in that area) as has been learning to deal with the frustrations of things not going how you think they should go (eg being in the kitchen for 8 weeks - you know all about that though eh - so I won't bore you with more stories).
Anyway the countdown is on so I had better steel myself for the emotional rollacoaster that is to come.