Friends

By Deborah
Today was our last day at Mercy.

We began the day doing an interview with a journalist for The Jerusalem Post (as Jewish volunteers, he felt we were an “intriguing angle,” as part of his story about Mercy-run by a Catholic priest), and we ended the day with a farewell lunch at Father Joe’s house as the guests of honor. What a privilege. Words escape me. Me? Yes. So I will leave you with some pictures…

 

One of my best friends at Mercy ~ Nitaya and her youngest daughter

One of my friends at Mercy ~ Nitaya with her darling daughter

 

 

Tom ~ one of Mike's closest friends at Mercy ~

Tom ~ one of Mike's closest friends at Mercy ~hanging out in the office together: two warriors saying goodbye for a little while

 

 

Khun Ratana with Mike at our farewell luncheon at Father Joe's home

Khun Ratana with Mike at our farewell luncheon at Father Joe's home

 

 

"Eat" the young woman standing up, is incredibly sweet ~ one of my favorite people at Mercy.  She makes me smile every day. Father Joe is on the far right.  It was great having this down time with some of the senior staff, talking and laughing.  The Thai food was fresh, hearty, and prepared lovingly by the Mercy cooks.  Mike and I brought mini-cheesecake desserts and the Thais loved them!  What a gift to spend some time with these lovely folks.

"Eat," the young woman standing up, is sweet. She makes me smile. Father Joe is on the far right. It was great having this down time with some of the senior staff, talking and laughing. The Thai food was fresh, hearty, and prepared lovingly by the Mercy cooks. Mike and I brought mini-cheesecake desserts and everyone seemed to love them! What a gift to spend some time with these lovely folks.

 

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