I was never going to do this post. It was just too hard. But while training at FSI this fall Ben and I were approached by a fan who reads our blog…yes there are a couple who aren’t family and friends. 🙂 And she pointed out that we hadn’t written in ages and she thought we were here for training but she wasn’t sure and she was so glad she got to meet us and most importantly “Why aren’t we still writing?”
Leaving Lagos was hard. For many reasons. It had become our home. It was also not the easiest place to live. It sucked and was great all in one giant uncomfortable emotion. Some say the love for your first post will never be matched. We miss the people and the friends we made every single day. These are some of our final good byes. The kids each have dozens of pictures saying farewell to their friends and I didn’t feel like I could begin to share all of their emotions so these are mostly just mine. On top of the difficultly of leaving we were being separated as a family. Dannica got a summer job at the consulate and Ben wouldn’t be joining us in DC until October.
We really loved having Margaret here to help us out in so many ways.
She was ver helpful, kind and very persistent.
By the time we said good bye in July more than half of our friends had traveled for the summer, but we sure enjoyed partying it up with all those remaining.
Little friends were lots of fun.
Our time was up. Out last trip to the airport. We left Dannica and Ben to work at the consulate for the summer.
Everett was enjoying his drink while relaxing in the lounge. Good Service dog ready for her 12 hour flight.
This is it.
Harrison was very tired and very flexible.
This is a lame post. I agree. Too many emotions and nothing we write or pictures we share will truly capture the role Nigeria has played in our lives. We are in the Washington DC area now until we move to Spain Summer 2020.