Yes, I shed many silent tears as I pulled away from Makua Lani as a student for the last time.

With my friends Cori at my side and Grace driving, I watched my school fade away as we drove down the mountain, winding through the forest road and through town back home.

Cori said don’t be sad.
I replied that it was healthy.
I needed closure.

I have loved much therefore I will ache much.
But I am wildly excited to be done with my research paper. It has been a delightful adventure.

As with this journey at Makua Lani.
And though it’s painful to leave. . .
I find comfort in the fact that God will never leave me and we will always be together.
That’s what gets me through.

So though it cannot say enough, thank you.