No matter how much one tries to prepare themselves to say good-bye to friends the end result is always sadness. The last week before leaving Samara we said way too many good-byes and way too many tears were shed.
These are some of the friends we made when we first moved to Samara. They are probably the ones we've been the closest with.
These ladies are such a true joy to me. They were the most difficult group to let go of. I miss them dearly but am thankful for all that we have learned together.
The weekend before leaving we were busy with one event after another. This evening was a banquet and we got to spend some time with the men in the program and their wives.
We even managed to squeeze in a family photo session.