Is it time to say goodbye?
There might be emphatic nods all around, you and your teammates or family members knowing deep down that yes, it is time. That doesn’t mean your heart isn’t breaking into a million little pieces.
Your return might have been planned, or it might have started with the jolt of a denied visa or closed border. Your return might feel messy and hard and painful.
Re-entry is part of the cross-cultural worker journey and takes time, healing and community. Returning is an important part of the transition conversation, so let’s dive in together this week.
Just like we need the sisters who have gone before us to the field who share their wisdom and experience, we need friends on the returning journey who can share hope and advice. Have you returned to your passport country? What did the Father teach you in that transition? If you could sit with a sister just about to return, what would you share with her?
Pretend this is your table, grab a cup of coffee, and join the conversation in the blog comments this week as we talk about returning. Share your thoughts on social media with the hashtag #VelvetAshesReturning.