Tuesday, August 30, 2011

#1 - friends

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.

today we have arrived at #1.

#1 - friends

i almost can't write these words without getting a bit choked up.  without our friends, pasadena would never have felt like our home.  without our friends, pasadena never would have become a place we longed to return to.

we met an incredible array of wonderful people during our time here - not all are pictured above.  some of you are still very much in our lives - even if you don't live right next to us anymore.  some of you we knew for only a short time but you left a lasting impact on us.  some of you we met through school, others through church, a few through mutual friends, and even a few of you through this blog.

thank you for being such a big part of our lives.

and thank you for making pasadena our home.


Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Such a fantastic last post. Wish you the best!!

Alethia said...

Pasadena is going to be a strange place without the three of you! We're going to miss you all so much!

ben wideman said...

Aw, thanks Alethia. We'll miss you!

timmy said...

Thanks for including the Morgans in your lives out here. I echo Alethia's sentiments. This city was better with you in it! We miss you guys already.

ben wideman said...

You're number one! You're number one!

Cafe Pasadena said...

I thot #1 was gonna bee people related but I thot u might say, "Bloggers!!"

That's an appropriate pic of TM you put here, along with his patient, saintly wife.

Have u marked an expected day of departure?

ben wideman said...

Yep, packing up the truck on the 8th, and setting out on our cross-country journey on the 9th.

Don't worry Cafe, bloggers are included in the friends we made here (unfortunately only a few are pictured).

altadenahiker said...

Best of luck to you three.

Ysabelle said...

You really had a great friends..your so blessed to have them :)

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