but the best kind of sad. the kind of sad you feel because you love something so much that it feels impossible to leave it behind. the kind of sad that, like i'm learning from my dear friend isaac, is an honor to feel because it means i was given such a gift to be so reconciled to the people around me. a hard gift, as he says.
but it might be hard for a while. i went running today and every few minutes, the tears came strong and then stopped, but came strong again after a few minutes. saying goodbye to some of the people who mean the world to me is not my favorite thing.
i came back yesterday from a week with my buddies in the upper peninsula of michigan at cedar campus, intervarsity's retreat center; a meeting place with God. and oh boy, did He meet us. the best last week that i could have asked for with this community that means more to me than just about anything.