Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bid Farewell & Good Luck

It is almost time to say goodbye, again. Sometimes that's what life is all about, saying "hi" and then "bye", and "hi" again then... People call it 'the circle of life'.

I recall half a year ago I left my beloved family and friends.

I said goodbye to my fellow Toastmaster Club members.


I said goodbye at the fairwell parties.


I said goodbye at the airport.


Then, I said hi to my host family.




Now, I have to bid farewell to two gorgeous girls who are leaving US next month. I have known them since I am here and they are really kind-hearted and being so nice to me. They are going to complete the program and fly back to their home country very soon...
They are YiLing from Malaysia and Jan from Thailand. We have had good time together and I believe we will see each other again in the future. Good luck girls.



And later, it's time to say goodbye to my host family. I always feel so blessed to know them and able to join their family. I always complain the kids to Chia whenever I have hard time with them. I thought it would be good to leave them until today...

I sent Harriet, the little girl who always need a lot of attention and being demanding, to summer camp at her school this morning. She went down from the car and said goodbye to me. I looked at her walking towards the door with her back facing me. Out of the sudden, I realised that I actually love her. The feeling of love is growing unknowingly all this while and I never realise it until it is almost time to leave. Of course, I love the artistic, independent and gentle little 9-year-old boy, Woods, too. I never know the feeling can grow this fast and deep. I cannot imagine when the actual leaving day comes...

My host parents, the best Americans that I ever know. They are too good to be true. :)

Meanwhile, Chia and I are preparing to move on to our future. We still have a lot of things to work on. Challenges are waiting in front. We need courage to face them all.

Although I have to leave different people that I love again and again, but I know there is still a person whom I always hold hands with, no matter what is it waiting in front of us.
Chia, can you see that? I can see the palm trees in California now...

2 comments:

Myles said...

hard to say goodbye. *sigh.within these months, too many things happened. we travelled from one place to another. I just wish that we can settle down soon. hmm.. we will do fine coz we have each other. cried badly and let the sorrow strikes when u say goodbye..after that..just move on.. that's life.

love you.

Zoe said...

i would say it is a very good experience to move here and there. i actually feel thankful that we have this opportunity to keep moving from 1 place to another. that is the purpose we away from home. if really wanna settle down, the best place is home. or maybe we should not away from home at the very first place. then should we go back? yes, but not at this moment. I am enjoying moving here and there although it is hard in certain points. i hope you do enjoy, too.

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