Goodbyes said

After more than ten and a half years of serving Gateway Covenant Church, Pastor Randall, Lauralea and Micah are off to Alberta.  Although the big formal farewell event was held last Sunday, we had a last chance to say goodbye this morning.

I’m terrible at saying goodbye, as I am at anything that might involve showing emotion.  Curse this Norwegian reserve.

I wish I could be as expressive as Marc, Sharon, or  Linea.

Despite the lack of bear hugs, I will miss them.

5 Responses to “Goodbyes said”

  1. Marc says:

    I’m more expressive (emotional) after the fact than I am in the moment. I’m not that different.

  2. Dixie says:

    I don’t know, Phil. I’m Norwegian and English, neither of which are known for their emotions. Of course, I’m a woman… (enough said)


  3. Linea says:

    Some things simply take practice. My kids have given me plenty of opportunities to give and take hugs – must be their French genes.

  4. Marc says:

    Are the Dutch emotional? I don’t know.

  5. SharonK says:

    The English part of me wants to sit and have tea….but the Irish part of me always wins!