Saturday, July 4, 2009

We Are Now Down to HOURS...

It is just before Shabbat. We are packed...we are pumped...we are ready to go. It is a HUGE Bracha that we have Shabbat to rest up just before we leave...we need it. It has been a VERY stressfull week but an exciting one at the same time. We are so grateful to Hashem that all has turned out so well with my dad, shlit"a, and that we are moving full speed ahead.

I have tried my best to reply to all who have emailed etc about our Aliya, my dad and just good wishes, in general. I have had literally hundreds of emails these past 3 days and appreciate each and very one of them.

On yesterday's posting, a fine young man left a very insightful comment that I want to reproduce here as it SHOULD be seen by everyone!

I don't understand why they call it a closing. I think it should be called an opening. The opening of a new chapter in your lives. As you move from this Galut-bound house to one in Israel, everything opens up, and life takes on a whole new meaning and as you close the front door behind you for the final time, may this closing open many new doors in your Aliya.
July 2, 2009 11:48 PM

I could not agree more. Amitai...thank you so very much!

I am looking forward to what I KNOW will be a very emotional Shabbat and Moztaei Shabbat...saying goodbye to family and close friends. Not "goodbye" but L'hitraot. Sad and happy at the same time...that truly is what life is all about.

Shabbat Shalom for the last time in Chicago. B'shavua Ha'ba Bi'rooshalayim (...or Maale Adumim)

36 hours...15 minutes...TICK...TICK...TICK