Satisfied. Blessed. Frustrated.

Yesterday, with two day to go before we leave the country, Anna, Kristin and I spent some time talking about our time here.  I asked the question, “What three words would you use to describe how you feel about our time in Moldova?”

My answer was satisfied, because we did many of the things that we wanted to do, like working with local churches and ministries, and learning about the culture and the language.  I’m also satisfied that we eventually found the balance between doing and being-with some weeks having too much to do and others having too little to do.

Blessed, as this is my second time to come to Moldova, and I feel so happy about that! I loved my time here in 2006, but I fell even more in love with the country and the people this time around.  There are new friends that I hope to continue to know when I leave, and friends that I’ve gotten to know better this time around!

Frustrated. *sigh* There are times when I long for a more settled life just so I wouldn’t have to say goodbye all the time.  I wish that I had more time to invest in the people of Moldova and to understand the culture in a deeper way, and to actually have the time to learn the languages. But I don’t have the time.  I return to Wales in a day!

Speaking of which, see all you folks in Wales soon!

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