Tuesday, September 4, 2012

¡Nos vemos pronto!

We'll see you soon! (en español)

Goodbye's are always bittersweet. On the one hand, you are genuinely happy for friends embarking on new adventures. Yet at the same time, there is also an unmistakable twinge as you realize you won't be seeing them for a long time, as they head off. To Germany, in this case.

Norm Strauss has been a constant source of encouragement, friendship, and musical camaraderie in the 20 years that I've known him. Norm is one of the few people I know who is truly a worship pastor. And it's been an honour (and a great deal of fun) to be part of "The Fab Four" at the Kelowna Vineyard.
Likewise, Norm's wife Loralee has also been a great resource as I've begun my new season as an "indie writer". Her input, advice, and genuine enthusiasm for my writing has been absolutely invaluable as I've begun this journey.

Of course, I'm excited for them as they begin this new season in Germany. It will, without a doubt, be a time of new adventures, new friends and opportunities, and faith-stretching challenges. And we know that they'll be visiting Canada again next summer.

So, it's not "fare-well"; more like "see you later".

Or, as we'd say in Tijuana, "Nos vemos pronto." And I would add, "Muchas gracias a los dos. Voy a tu extrañar." (Thank you both. I'm going to miss you.)

1 comment:

  1. Nooooo - a loss to our community. Wish them happy trails, though and maybe see them at Lille Garde next year eh?