Bittersweet refers to a combination of the standard tastes of sweetness and bitterness, and is often used as a metaphor for experiences which have elements of both happiness and sadness.

As we prepare to leave Texas that is the emotion I have today while boxing things and throwing away trash...Stephanie is at work, her last day in the Mother Francis ER.

We will miss many people here as we have made many friends. But speaking for myself I think I will miss the Hoag family and Sunday School class the most. (Grace CommunityNewlyweds or was it young married couples? Anyway, I qualify for both! )

Of course Stephanie will miss friends she has made at work and around Tyler and Mercy Ships, but with Mercy Ships you tend to bump into them again somewhere on this small planet.

It hasn't been without its struggles preparing for our next adventure but mostly small and insignificant. The most recent being a 'hiccup' in Mercy Ships HR with their need for additional information, which I am sure will straighten itself out...but keep praying for us as we travel to Alabama for the Holidays, then to meet the ship. Also for our financial support as well.

Sad to go, Happy to be continuing on with these great oppurtunities...yeah, Bittersweet.