There is definitely no place like home, although Tallaght has become one of my many homes! I have been dreading this blog. It is bitter sweet really. I really can't believe it's time to head home already. My short time in Ireland has taught me a lot about myself. I have lived on my own far from home before but this was different, I felt as though I had to learn a new type of independence. I was very far out of my comfort zone and I couldn't just pick up the phone to call friends and family whenever I wanted or needed to. I learned to rely on Jehovah in a whole new way! I think that is one of the most important things I will take with me from this experience. I have a long list of things in my journal of other things I have learned but I won't bore you with all of them. I will never forget my new Tallaght family. I don't think they know how much of an impact they had on me. Last night they made a really nice announcement at the meeting that I was leaving and that they appreciated my visit. "It was nice of you to drop in" were the exact words. It got a great laugh. After the meeting the whole congregation got on stage for a group photo. I was amazed at how quick and organized they were. I have shot weddings with slower bridal parties! Jane and George were such great hosts. I will miss them so much. They will be added to the many parents that I already have..yet they are the first that I have in Ireland! I am so glad I was able to take this amazing journey. I recommend traveling to anyone who has the circumstances, especially if your traveling somewhere to expand your ministry. It may be a bit scary, and expensive...but it is so worth it and you will never ever regret it!
Thank you all for reading about my "amazing adventures." I hope I made them sound as amazing as they really were. It was really fun to share them with so many people that I care for. Honesty I must say I'm surprised anyone even read it, (blogspot may still be lying to me about the actual number of readers) but I'm glad you did! I will post a few last photos for those of you that don't live close enough to see them in person.
Until next time.