So we did it for the last time. We took the kids to say good bye to our friends up in Ck. It was bitter-sweet; seeing those we’ve grown so close to over the years. Of course, we didn’t visit everyone, we’ve been slowly working on that over the last few months, but we did see our closest friends. We’re all going to miss them so much!
Clive and Angela, the kids’ “honorary grandparents”. These precious people have been through so much in their lives but still come out on top, thankful for what they have and enjoying life. The kids love them to bits and we’ll really miss them. They used to come over weekly for our ‘church in the home’ and are now working through the 12 FS. They started out as one of our ‘projects’ and became some of our dearest friends.
I don’t know what we would have done all these years without Jasmine. She has been a huge help with the NGO, translating, helping us with projects, doing newspaper interviews with me, she was vice-president of the NGO for a year and would also help with the kids from time to time. I love you so much, girl! We’ll miss you! Ars wouldn’t be there in the pic with us if it hadn’t been for Jasmine faithfully praying for him and drawing him closer to the Lord. He’s one of the coolest guys I know (don’t be put off by his looks, it’s an image, he’s really a wonderful guy), totally sold on the Lord and the Word. Wish we could have seen more of him in the last yr, but I hope we’ll stay in touch.
Verica, friend and children’s doctor who’s helped us in many ways and was a favorite ‘aunt’ to the kids. She helped work out check-ups for me when I was pg, helped others get the needed medical help when needed (in this country it’s all about who you know), and was also a huge help with the running of our NGO. She gave the kids this ‘meter of chocolates’…you can tell it’s made them happy 😛
I managed to get a few pix as we walked through the park after lunch. It was a foggy day, but I don’t think I have any foggy pix of the 1000 yr old tree 😀
Or of the Cakovec castle…