It was bound to happen. Not everyone who makes Aliyah finds what they are looking for here in this very special place. People do go back, for many, many different reasons.
My friend is going back in a few weeks. I met her through another friend shortly after we arrived. She was (and still is) warm and welcoming and generous. Her daughters and mine have become very close. This has not been an easy decision for this family, but it is right for them.
I know over the years this will happen. I am hoping that as time goes on I will become more entrenched in this new life of mine and that it won't bring up these feelings of....I'm not sure what it is I'm feeling, but it is a certain discomfort.
I suppose the end of a dream comes with baggage. You dream of it, think it is right for you, work toward it and then when you achieve it, you find it isn't exactly what you wished for. That's life-changing.
But for my friends, there are other dreams to think about now. I wish them ease in their transition and all the best always. They will be sorely missed.
The Stuff That Lasts, Part Deux
3 months ago