After our church service ended, our priest announced that in honour of our leaving, the Bow-Tie Brethren would have a photo taken on the steps outside. Even my little cousin wore a blue bow-tie with boats on it (it became increasingly damp as he sucked on it, but oh, how adorable he looked).
This was not the end of the surprises, however. My dearest mum and dad had a cake made for us that said "All our love and prayers, Emily and Michael.". It was so sweet and I cannot express how loved we felt today.
I was given a whole set of bamboo knitting needles and a cute polka-dot case for them, and I had to stop myself from squealing with delight. I have been wishing for a set of my own for a long while now. It was a very meaningful gift and one that I will treasure my whole life.
|Every possible size imaginable, and aren't the polka dots delightful?!|
Even as I say goodbye (for now) to them, I know that I will always have them with me, wherever I go, in my heart. They will be with me wherever my adventures carry me, and I will always be with them.
I am looking forward to a hamburger barbecue with my family tonight, and while I wait, I'm going to colour in my Disney Princess book (yes, I know I said it was specifically for the trip, but I can't resist, and it's not like I'm going to run out of pages!) and watch Castle.
|Perfection in a picture.|