Daniella left this morning we “songed” her to the airport… so we sang a few songs- which included
“closing time” by semisonic
“so long, farewell” from the sound of music
“good riddance” by green day
“bye bye bye” by the backstreet boys and of course
“friends are friends forever ” and “pray for me” by Michael W Smith.
Just about every Asian person in town came by to say goodbye
Ben leaves on friday. Things will look a lot different.
And i feel like things have already fallen apart.
It was a sad day.
Maybe even more sad, this seems normal to me. This has been my life the last ten years (and even before that i suppose). Saying goodbye or seeya later. i love the song closing time… it fits so well… every new beginning is some other new beginnings end.
Daniella and Ben really have had huge impact here the last two years. i wish i could take credit for good teams and/or the formation of the movement, but those two have had the bigger influence on the teams and the campus. i guess i’m like the head coach who had incredible assitant coaches and incredible players. They make me look good, better than i am.
Daniella was a great ACD, she gave me much support and encouragement. She led by example. She served. She loved. She was faithful. She will be missed.
So, pray for us, we’ll need it.