Snap and Savor: Day 41

The Snap

Our stairs. Our friends.


The Savor

A day when the goodbye has become real. Today we savor so much more than this photo can evoke.

To remember our familiar Sunday morning walk with our familiar friends.

To remember the sincere prayers and send-off from our church community this morning. And then the full-hearted clinking of glasses as we said one final ‘konpai’ with our neighbors this evening.

To remember dinner with neighborhood families, sitting on the floor around low tables, laughing and eating, watching our kids, rocking our babies to sleep in carriers, and sharing memories and “messages” of our time together. All despite the few words we can actually communicate directly.

A reminder that though we might not ever see some of these friends again, the intersection of our life stories over these brief three years has left a permanent impact on our family and, inevitably, on our future.

[To see what this 70 days of Snap and Savor is all about, see Day 1.]


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