Sunday, September 2, 2007

One More before I Leave...

I know I said I wouldn't be posting again before I left, but I just had to comment on this very special day I had, the day before our aliyah. It was, in many ways a really tough day, but also beautiful and inspiring. Saying good-bye to my parents tore me to shreds. My parents understand how important this is to us, and never once told us not to go, or made us feel guilty for taking their grandchildren away from them. They have always been totally supportive of any decisions we have made and if they disapprove in any way, never ever say so. I'm lucky to have them.

The rest of the day was filled with more good-byes at our annual shul barb-b-q, and then in our home. Many tears were shed--by me. The kids seem to have inherited Isaac's ability to remain dry and are somewhat amused by me. But even though it was so difficult to say good-bye, I felt so much love surrounding me. I know that love will continue to surround me from near and far.

It was a day I will always remember, with joy, in spite of the tears that still threaten to fall.

In a few hours the adventure begins. I can't wait to let you all know how it unfolds.

Stay tuned....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

... and we here in Israel can't wait to help you unfold it! Don't worry, we'll take good care of you!!!

chedva dechter said...

bea--
i finally got to your blog...keep writing...it makes us feel close to you and never fails to bring tears to my eyes...memories and with g-d's help, you have already started making new, wonderful memories...spoke to nadine last night. she is ok...we are all just a little sadder today, but thrilled for you and your bunch.
be well and write.
ched

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to finally see YOUR pictures with the "Oleh" stickers in the nefesh b'nefesh bunch!!! Hope all goes smoothly.