Today I went to my quilt group for the last time before we depart. I love these women and I love our hours together each week, visiting, creating, lifting and sharing. These are women of faith and goodness. And they make beautiful quilts. I will miss them.
This afternoon I said farewell to my garden. We’re supposed to have a hard freeze tonight, so I had to bring in the last of the produce. The tomatoes were already cold, not warm and heavy as they have been all summer. I won’t be here to eat all of these, but I’ll eat as many as I can before we go.Tomorrow I’ll say good bye to my Days for Girls friends. That will be sad too, but I know things here are in excellent hands and they’ll hardly miss me.
We had a phone call from Ghana today and the good folks who are getting things ready for us in Abidjan and Bamako. It won’t be long before we’re in blazing heat and settling into our new places. I’m excited to go, but I’m also trying to soak up as much of this life as I can.