Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Friday, August 2, 2013

Goodbyes Are Hard

We say goodbye to friends far too often living here where everyone and their dog is "only here 2 or 3 years" but no one leaves on schedule. Some leave after 10 months and are surprised and some stay 14 years on their 2 year assignment. Life is never predictable. Jonette made a great collage of a goodbye when her family moved back to Maryland. It's the perfect commentary to expat life.

Our family.
Ekbergs - went to University of Utah with him 15 years ago, met her here 2 yrs ago and went to Bangkok for a girls weekend away
Pitman & Peterson - both here a long while and on local package home schooling and in local schools
All the kids - we MUST be a Mormon group!
Jonette & Brooke - seen Brooke around but don't live close
Twittys - been around but live far so don't know them well but want to because they're fun!
Mona - don't see her often enough, darn ward split
Lifferths - moved to Singapore two months ago and already attending a goodbye party for Jonette who they swapped child care with
Szarka - been in Singapore 7 days, still jet lagged and peppered us with questions about where to shop, how to hire a maid, where is this, how do you that.
And the pictures go on, etc, etc
And that's how we roll here in the expat world. ALWAYS making new friends. You learn quick to jump in and get to know people and if someone invites you over, it's not a pity thing, it's just what you gotta do. All offers of friendship are genuine.

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