Thursday, July 29, 2010

Auf Wiedersehen

"The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then?  I cannot say."
(Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring)

Patrick's flight takes off at 2:30 pm from Minneapolis and heads to Chicago.  He leaves Chicago at 6:30 pm and will land in Frankfurt at 3 a.m. our time (10 a.m. Germany time).  Please pray for a safe trip and that he will feel well.

Naturally this is a difficult time for us, but we are also FULL of joy thinking of all the wonderful memories and knowing that Patrick's family in Germany is eagerly waiting his arrival.  It has been an amazing 11 months having Patrick here, and our hearts are very heavy.

"Do not be too sad, Sam.  You cannot be always torn in two.  You will have to be one and whole, for many years.  You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do."
(Frodo, The Return of the King)

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