And so it begins…

…or should I say, and so it ends? Wow, has this semester flown by for us. Today marked the first time I was at something or may have spent time with someone for the last time.

I attended the Missions Meeting at church this morning, and told them that this would be the last meeting I would be attending because the next one, in two weeks, will be when I will be traveling in Bergen. I actually said, in my stunted attempt at Norwegian (Norglish? Englorsk?) that the next time we may meet will be in Heaven! And, even earlier in the conversation, I had brought up the thought that when we are in Heaven, we will all be able to understand one another! (Sheesh, don’t you all want me at your next party? I am such a cheery person!)

It was funny, though, when I said that about understanding one another in Heaven, that started a long discussion about what languages we will be speaking, the banquet supper we will all be at, and more, but I got lost in the discussion, and don’t know where it all ended. But everyone was very enthusiastically discussing it!

The dear folk who were present today at the Missions Meeting.

The dear folk who were present today at the Missions Meeting.

Anyway, back to this being the beginning of the end. This coming Friday is the 1st of May. May! The last month of our whole entire semester in Norway. Four weeks left. I think we need to start, as the old saying goes, making hay while the sun shines!

But shouldn’t we all have that attitude sometimes? Shouldn’t we all make the most of every day? Every week? Every month? I have said it many times, we are not guaranteed any amount of time on this earth. The flowers for my funeral could already have been delivered to the florist (as a dear retired pastor friend used to say). Perhaps we should all live like we could die tomorrow and plan like we could live for years. (not sure if that’s how the saying goes though)

Enough of this serious talk. Paul and I have another four weeks to continue to enjoy this grand opportunity that we have been given! I am so glad that you have been sharing it with us by your reading, your comments, your emails! Thank you!

Our home on Verket 7A.

Our home on Verket 7A.

The flowers are blooming in these parts!

The flowers are blooming in these parts!

A repeat pic which always reminds me of Norwegian hospitality.

A repeat pic which always reminds me of Norwegian hospitality.

2 thoughts on “And so it begins…

  1. So you’re wrapping things up. We’re planning our intentional trip and don’t look forward to the shoot-we-have-to head -home phase of that. Hey, (if we had unlimited money) when we retire we could travel all the time! And in Heaven for that matter!

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  2. I will miss reading your blog when you get home. Maybe you will have to keep it going here in the US. Ha! I’m always looking forward to the next one.

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