to begin one must first end

it seems that for something new to start, something else must come to an end–of sorts.

summer is ending. my last summer after being in school and my first summer of not going back to school
my first summer in texas, and my last summer in texas. (for a while, anyway)

this internship at fumc, beaumont ends so that my journey toward uganda may continue.

but what i love about this sort of ending is that it isn’t an ending at all–
it is only the beginning of carrying these relationships and friendships all the way to uganda–with me.

as i prepare to move to missouri to be with the fam-damily for a few months this phase is ending, yes. but it is really only beginning. i am confident that these friendships will continue to strengthen over the years and over the miles. hokey? maybe. honest? yes.

i am excited for all of you who i knew before beaumont to be with me on this journey, and all of you joining me here in texas.  it wouldn’t be a road trip without friends!

so, “get out the map” and lets “hit the road, jack!”