I've said a lot of goodbyes over the past few weeks.
Kumiko, my friend and student.
Kyoko, my volunteer buddy.
Marissa, my favorite spin instructor.
Preston, my great friend and physics lab partner from college.
Our great friends, "the Robs" (Rob & Robert).
Misae, one of my lovely students.
Today was by far the hardest though. Our best friends left the island today, 9 days before us. I'm so grateful we are leaving soon because looking out our back window and seeing their empty house makes me incredibly sad. One of our neighbors planned a surprise going away BBQ for them earlier this week and it was the perfect night. Our closest friends all made it our for one last night together.
The ladies + adorable baby Sawyer!
These children all adore my husband (the feeling is mutual) and we've had a great time getting to know them and watch them grow over the past few years. (Only 2 of them belong to our friends who left today)
Kristin has been my rock, my confidant, my therapist, my role model and my best friend for the past 3 years. I thank God everyday that he placed our families together here at the same time, in houses just across the lawn. I know that we'll be life long friends. Both of our families (and our husband's) are from the same general area so I know we'll see each other again over the years when we're in town visiting our families and I'm certain we'll plan trips to visit them at their new home and vice versa.
Kristin, I know you'll read this so I just want to say thank you for being my best friend. I'll miss you every day until I see you (and your boys) again!
PS. "Oh boy!"