CricketChild and some of her family came to visit me again last week! It was great seeing her and meeting her brother and sister. We enjoyed the usual pastimes — Netflix, walks, exploring part of Tokyo, and getting purikura pictures to commemorate the visit. Though I hope to somehow get to Sado again before my time in Japan is over, this very well may be the last time I see CricketChild on this side of the planet. 😦
It was while we were shopping at my favorite recycle shop, Hard-Off, that the realization hit : I’m grieving leaving Japan. As much as I’m looking forward to being back with American friends and family at the end of the summer, it won’t be easy to go. Seems with only a little more time in Japan the article that says, Why Missionaries Can Never Go Home Again, will also be true for me.