Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Table for One

The moving truck came today to Dunja's house. The house is empty. Dunja was originally going to leave tomorrow...but she needed to leave today in order to be at her house in CT by tomorrow morning for the truck's arrival. I did not know any of this and had told Dunja that I would be at her house between 2 and 2:30. Unfortunately, I was not able to get there until closer to 3:00. I missed her leaving by about 15 minutes. I'm a little put out with myself for not getting there on time.

On a brighter note, I was able to see her last night at a good-bye party.

Anyway...I walked around the property and took some pictures. It seemed so quiet. Ironically, Dunja's family was the second family that I knew that lived in the house. As I was walking around the property, I saw hand prints and footprints pressed into the cement from the first family I knew who lived here. There were also muddy footprints from Dunja's dogs on the porch.

I apologize for being so melancholy right now. It is just how I feel. Thus the melancholy pictures to go with it. I know the Lord has D's family in His hands...and he also holds us in His hands. Therefore, we can't ever really be far apart. I will see her again.

Please remember to pray for D and her family that they settle in quickly, that they feel at home, that they are surrounded by people who love and bless them and that they will be happy.


Rachel said...

I'm sad for you, that your good friend had to move away. I will pray for her family and also for you.

Tracy said...

It's okay to be melancholy when your good friend moves away. Happily, Connecticut is not very far away. It so reassuring to know that God holds us each close and we will most definitely see each other again. Good bye is always temporary for believers.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will be praying for them and for you, sweetie!

kristina said...

That is very sad. I hope you and Dunja remain close. Maybe you will be friends with the next family that lives in her house.

Gudl said...

I am sure Dunja will like to see this post!
Rain today... it's ok to cry.
Yes, let's continue to pray for Dunja and family. It is amazing how God's grace and all the prayers are carrying her through this trying and sad time.
God bless Dunja and kids!!

T said...

"It's okay to be melancholy when your good friend moves away."
Tracy is very right.

"Rain today... it's ok to cry"
Gudl is very right.

I think of her often and pray as well.

Martha said...

"Good bye is always temporary for believers."

Amen. I have taken comfort in that many times. And don't forget, we also have the blog to help us stay connected.

Dunja said...

Dear Priscilla,
your blog just moved me very much! I have tears in my eyes from your kind words, prayers and friendship.I now how you feel, I feel the same way! I am so sad to have left.I will treasure all those months in Cdga.and the people that I met forever.We just have to stay connected and I am ure we will.
I am planning a new blog.One that will be titled "Moving forward".The other one will stay and be done with the move.
I had such a sad and difficult day yesterday moving into the house for thge second time.Without my dear husband.But it i my house and that is where I need to be.At least for now.
Thanks all for your prayers and friendship!

Priscilla said...

I'm so glad to hear from you. I like the name of the new blog.

mellimouse said...

I wish they hadn't moved so soon....It is so sad.....