Friday, April 25, 2014

Shalom, bon voyage

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I knew their seven months in Meitar would go too fast.
I knew the day would come when daughter Naomi, Guy, Dean, Eyal, and Libby would have to return to their home in Bondi, Australia.


So, through my goodbye tears I sat us down for a rare family photo.
I tried to smile; little Libby was more honest in showing her feelings.


And then the family waved and drove away to the airport. . . .

Faithful readers, thank you for your patience during these months when there was little time for blogging and thanks for looking at dozens of kid photos.
I will now try to get back to finding and posting something (hopefully interesting) about Meitar, the Negev, and Israel  every day.
Shabbat shalom to you all.
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20 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Awww... There'll be a next time!

Karl Demetz said...

A farewell is always a sad moment, Dina, but they sure come back.

Sara said...

Bittersweet indeed. But how wonderful to have those seven months!

Jael said...

That must have been hard...But you have good memories of the 7 months and luckily there are things like Skype etc.

William Kendall said...

Farewells are always hard.

Kay said...

Oh Dina...

I'm so very sorry. This is really painful. I love those last photos.

I wished I'd gotten a last shot of Keola when we said goodbye to him in Dhaka. Sigh...

Adullamite said...

How sad for you, but you will be ever with them!

Patsy said...

I know your pain, and I enjoyed every post about your lovely family.

Petrea Burchard said...

I can't believe it passed so quickly! It seems like they only just arrived. I hope Meitar keeps your interest when they're gone.

Michelle Cross Smith said...

Goodbyes are so hard with those we love! I hope you'll be together again soon, whether in Israel or Australia!

Anonymous said...

We have enjoyed your time with your family along with you. And we will continue to enjoy and learn from your blog as it continues to enlighten us. Thank you.
Farm Gal in VA, USA

Hels said...

My husband returned home from Israel after yom tov. Now I know that in Australia grown men don't cry, but he was weeping bucket loads when the children and grandchildren farewelled him at Tel Aviv airport.

Start planning your next trip to Sydney :)

Philip Schiff said...

Hugs.

Anonymous said...

so sad for you all Dina. Fran

Bergson said...

goodbyes are always sad

VP said...

I like Libby's sincere expression, and it is a beautiful family photo. Try to enjoy your time again, I am sure your camera will help a bit!

Dr M said...

Dina, what a lovely, wonderful family. May they continue to bring you blessings in bushels, when both near and far.

Dina said...

Dear friends, thank you so much for your encouraging words.
I just realized that only two of you are friends from the pre-blogging years, but you all feel like real friends.

Hilda said...

No matter how long family visit, it's always too short.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Through Virgina's FB post I caught this image and her words. It's a lovely image, of mixed emotions, but one to treasure as a keepsake.