I was just sending an e-mail. It was just a day-to-day email. But at the very end, my friend asked, “How was your trip to Estonia this summer?”
I don’t know if anyone understands what a loaded question that is.
I started by saying, “It was amazing.” but I knew that even a word so great as amazing could not convey what really happened this summer. So I followed it with a couple of paragraphs explaining what God did and exactly why the summer was so amazing. I posted the link to this video.
I decided to watch the slideshow again. I’ve seen it a few times, though not for a couple of months now, and today I was pretty casual about it.
Right away, I was caught off-guard by my emotions. Lumpinmythroat. Tearsinmyeyes. Then “Love Never Fails” came on and Eva said sadly, “Hey, that’s the song Daddy played in Estonia. And I miss Estonia so much.” Well that was it. Tearsflowingsnifflingsobbingkindofcrying.
I can’t believe I thought I could just watch this slideshow of our summer and go on with my day. I am thinking of, praying for, and thanking God for my amazing friends in Estonia and my team mates whom I have grown so close to.
Time may be moving on, but we are still Team Tartu 2010. This past summer will always be in my heart.