Monday, February 28, 2005

The end of an era

As I got on the train yesterday afternoon, I soon realized that this wasn't just another train ride for me...

During the past 10 1/2 years that I've lived in Arnhem I often got on the train to go places, always returning (at some point in time) to Arnhem...a place that has become my home.

Now things are different.
This time I left behind two empty rooms.
I said goodbye to friends.
And I no longer have a house key.
This chapter of my life has come to an end.

It's strange not to have a place of my own.
It's hard to say bye to family & friends.
And it's a bit scary to go out into the unknown.

But...it is also exciting to move on and start the next chapter of my life.
A chapter in which I will find a new place to call home.
I will meet people who will become my friends.
And I will be able to do that which I believe I was called to do.

2 comments:

Zoey said...

Sanne,
Arnhem was a great home, but home is where the heart is, and that means that where ever God calls you will be your home, because your heart will be in it! I know that whatever you do, you will do with all your heart and you will commit yourself to doing your best and advancing the kingdom. We wish you ALL the BEST in this new chapter of your life. We will miss you here in Holland, especially now that we have Zoey. But we'll see you again, and you're welcome in our home!!
Mariska

Julia said...

Go for it my dear,

God is with you in all that you do. What an exiting and challeging path God has set before you. I will lift you up in prayer.
Tell your mom about this blog. This would be good way to keep up and in contact if you can from Africa

love Julia

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~