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Sunday, January 20, 2008

weepy, getting very weepy
next Sunday is our last Sunday

I am honestly too weepy to document the past two Sunday's and seemed overwhelmed with emotion. I will be pacing myself through this next week. I knew it would be hard, I had no idea it would be this hard.

28 comments:

Jill said...

That's a darling photo Kristi. I can't believe next week is your last Sunday in that ward. What an emotional experience it has been (for all of us really).

stacy{s} said...

Such a great photo to keep forever as a reminder of your experiences. Hang in there!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh. This is tough. Thank you for the great experience you've given all of us. At times like this I remember the quote from the movie, My Side of the Mountain, when Jill said, (paraphrasing generously), "I'm so glad I got to love enough that it hurt so bad to say good-bye."

pjmesser said...

Oh my goodness... I am sure they feel the same way!
I have loved so much- reading about this amazing ward- thanks for sharing.

Traci said...

Wow! Your time flew by and now it's coming to an end. So glad you kept all the memories and shared a bunch of them with us, so you can look back and reflect on them. Give yourself a big hug from the rest of us! Hang in there!

Shauna said...

I am weeping for you!!!!
It is amazing how much we love those who we serve and how difficult it is to say good bye. What an impact you have made on this ward and what an impact they have made on your family!
Thank you for sharing!

Jen said...

look at you with all your kids!! :) i can't believe it's going to be done- i have really loved reading about your experiences there. you've been their guardian angel and they've been your little angels- that is definitely forever.

melanie said...

Oh Kristi, how hard! I love the photo too, your girls are always darling. You have blessed so many, including your family. What big shoes you leave to fill...

denise said...

Oh Kristi...I am sure that you are feeling a ton of emotions. It has been a joy reading your posts about your special church family and hopefully looking back over your blog will bring you joy as you remember all the time spent with those precious primary kids.

What a blessing to have such an impacting life experience. THanks for sharing it with all of us.

Liz said...

Oh, hang in there! I am sure you will have plenty of opportunities to drop in and visit all of these wonderful people! Remember, it is ok to cry. :)

The 5 Bickies said...

I am sad for you! Where will you worship now? I am not mormon, know a little about it from a friend, but would love to know how you got to this ward and where you will go now. I am inspired by your service and dedication and try to adopt your attitude in my service at out church.

Amy said...

I am actually crying a little bit with you. How you are going to miss that ward, the people you've met, and the experiences you've had. I hope you can write about it someday. :(

Nikki said...

I think I can speak for all of your readers that our hearts and prayers will be with you next Sunday. What a great experience you were able to have (I agree with Jill... "for all of us really")

You will sure be missed there in that ward- and I'm sure your regular ward will be snatching you guys up fast with more opportunities for service.

"Well done thou good and faithful servant..."

Anonymous said...

Such a great picture. You will treasure the time spent in your service in that ward. Love to you. SEC

carlo said...

oh wow i guess i knew it was coming but i did not realize it was NOW.

hugs to you for this week and we will be thinking of you, especially on sunday.

Amanda :-) said...

No! Shurely shome mishtake with the calculations there??

I can absolutely understand why you are so upset, dear Kristi.
"Let your tears come. Let them water your soul." -- Eileen Mayhew

Susan said...

We are all sad that this is your last Sunday! I have truly loved every week reading your experiences and wondering how you do it all. The love that we've seen you have for these people that you just met is incredible! Thank you for documenting it, and letting us all be a part of it!

Kim Sue said...

I will start the comment with I am ignorant about your faith and the ways of the LDS church. Although through blogging I have learned a lot. But what happens now? Who picks up the gauntlet, where do you go? Do you change churches or just move to a different mission within that church? I'm so glad you have blogged about it not only for you but for all of us "out here". I know you have made a difference in their lives.

Robin Lunt said...

NO!!! this is SO sad.

Robin Lunt said...

But I am so happy to have gotten to know you and experienced your family's great generosity!

andrea said...

Oh, How can you stand to leave. It's going to be so hard for you and for all of us who look forward to your Sunday experiences. Thanks for sharing so much of it with us, especially the Christmas giving. I really feel like I've lived vicariously through you.

Lauralee said...

oh sad time.. like the end of your mission I am sure.. mixed emotions..

Barb said...

The way you devoted yourselves to your family mission is what will make it hard to leave. It's a good sad. No regrets.

Stephanie said...

Glad to discover you! My dear friend Robin Lunt recommended your blog to our friends moving to your neck of the woods. I also am an acquaintance of your sister-in-law Melissa Cutler. We used to live in San Francisco too. Anyway, I know the Lunts will miss you and your husband. Good luck with everything!

stefanie@stationerywithstyle.com said...

What an amazing year you had. It really is incredible to see what a change that experience has made in you. Most of all, you, Jeff and the girls have made a profound impact on the lives of so many by your amazing service. You should be so proud.

michelle said...

What?? I didn't know you guys were leaving that ward! They must be so SO sad to be losing your family, you have contributed so much to the ward. I can imagine you must be having so many mixed emotions -- going to church will be so much easier now, but you have received so many blessings from your service! What a transition. good luck to you all.

Kristy said...

You have done such amazing things in that ward, have made great memories and taught your kids some valuable lessons just by attending every week. I am sure you guys will be sorely missed!

Michelle A. said...

So sorry about it being your last Sunday. It's such a great blessing to you and your family to have had the opportunity to serve - and to share it with all of us. I can't wait to see how you've kept in touch with everyone. We gradually lost touch of a lot of the people in the Asian branch we served in , but there are still a few that we love and consider a part of our family. It's not goodbye, just see you later! Take care Kristi.