On the last warm summer Sunday before Labor Day, we said goodbye to two very dear friends of ours. This year in Brooklyn we have been blessed to welcome Pawel and Joanna, both from Poland, into our home and our hearts. Both arriving at the same time last year, they are now leaving us at the same time. So what else could we do except say a bittersweet farewell to both of them?
Originally planned as an “open house”, we ended up spending the whole afternoon together – eating delicious food, spending time together and hearing about where both Joanna and Pawel will be headed next. Joanna returned to Poland, and the new adventure of “life after the United States”, full of new possibilities and reconnecting with the Heart’s Home family in Warsaw. Pawel is now on mission in our newest Heart’s Home community in…Montevideo, Uruguay! If you’d like to find out more about our work there, you can contact Natalia at (info heartshomeusa.org).
Thank you, Joanna and Pawel, for this amazing year together. Thank you for your open hearts, and patient listening and incredible energy. Thank you for introducing us to your beautiful country and helping us to rediscover our own through your passion for Brooklyn and the whole United States. We won’t say “goodbye”, we’ll just say “so long, until next time!”
“How sweet it is to have a friend that makes goodbye so hard.” The Bombadils