Thursday, December 21, 2006

So Long NZ - at least for now...

I am 17 hours and 50 minutes away from starting my journey home to Bruce.

I can't wait to see him.

And yet there is also a sense of sadness about leaving NZ. I don't know - and for now I guess I don't need to know - what it has all been about. These three months have felt like a lifetime. I am leaving behind, once again, people and places I've grown quite fond of. I don't know if we are meant to end up in NZ. Maybe. Maybe not. But I do know I have been deeply touched, and forever changed, by this land the native people call "God's Own".

For now, I bid all of it farewell. E Noho Ra.

Kia Kaha. Kia Toa. Be Strong. Be True.

12 comments:

Adrien said...

Tia! You beauty you!! I hear your voice as I read your words and I can't wait to see your face to put these audio memories to!
You gave it a go, you did your best, you touched more people in a different part of the planet. You are loved. Looking forward to seeing you and Bruce as soon as you make it outside of the house, haha! XXOO sweetheart!

Pearl said...

Cool! Almost there and by the time you get this, you'll be there. Fabulous!

Le Synge Bleu said...

have a wonderful journey and a blissful homecoming to your love!

Stephen Newton said...

Welcome home,Tia. You have encompassed my favorite chant by James Joyce: "Welcome world, I go forth for perhaps the millioneth time to encounter the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race."

Love to you both and Merry Christmas.

SzélsőFa said...

You surely will know the meaning of this 3 months. An experience you had, being apart and then re-united again.
Have a merry family christmas together!

bobealia said...

Happy Christmas Tia!
Hugs and Kisses to you.
Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home,Tia. We missed you a lot!!!!!!!!!

Mr B

Bobealia... said...

Are you guys ok? It's been a long time now.

kenju said...

Hey Tia, what's going on?

keda said...

hey sweetie! hope you are feeling better darling and enjoying florida agin by now.
hugs babe.futsslp

butwearesmall said...

okay COME BACK TO US TIA! We miss you and your comments and your writing and YOU! Where are you? You and Bruce must have emerged from the bed sheets by now...

Bobealia... said...

at least tell us why you aren't coming back.