Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Adieu Saipan

I’m terrible at goodbyes.

Amy, what would I have done without you?!

So I’ll keep this short and tell you how you guys were the BEST part of my every day. Thank you for your friendship and the memories. I’ll never forget the laughter and happiness you brought to my life. Here are a couple pictures of my last week in Saipan.

My Saipan Family

My scuba buddy, Harry! Thanks for coming to the airport to see me off.

The SDA Dental Clinic had a farewell party for me. A favorite patient baked me a yummy Apple Coffee Crumb cake!

My daily sunshine at work! I'll miss Mark and Tammy James. Thank you for throwing me a farewell party at your house! I will also miss Aunt Judy and Uncle Dennis for teaching me how to scuba dive. You introduced a whole new world to me and now I'm ADDICTED!

Ken and Crystal gave me a beautiful lei from Chuk! I have had the time of my life and I'm so glad I got to spend it with them. They were my spiritual mentors in Saipan and have encouraged me to follow my passion and dreams. I'll miss you guys!

My good friends, John Dax and Mai. Always there to listen to me Rant about everything! There's Noah squeezing his cute face in the pic.

Lunch at 360 with Angelo. Thanks for the laughs!

If you have ever read the book Eat Pray Love you’ll understand me when I say that living and working in Saipan was my “India” experience. I came to Saipan on a quest for personal and spiritual growth and left with so much more. This journey changed my life. My heart has awakened and my soul is at ease.

This picture pretty much describes my experience in Saipan: A blast!

My beautiful friends.

And now I’m ready to grab life by its two horns. I hope you will continue to enjoy the ride with me. I’ll keep the same blog address but there will be some changes in the next couple of weeks. I’m still trying to come up with a new title. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Scott and Atsuko Eck baked me this yummy choco brownie cake! Thank you!

What’s Bubbles’ next adventure? Scuba diving and searching for Whale Sharks in Belize this June! Greg found this one just recently in Belize. I hope they come out when I get there. Stay tuned Neh !!!=)

Whale Sharkey! Picture taken by Greg Moretti.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

le sigh

Mai said...

I miss you, Bev! But I'm glad that I got to share the past 2 years with you and that you had such a good learning and growing experience out here!

Anonymous said...

Aren't you glad you made that decision to experience missionary life?...It was sad that it's over, but we're glad you're back to the mainland...


Jeff said...

Best wishes Bev. You'll be missed!

Whimsy Peddler said...

Miss you daily Bev! I feel like I need your thoughts. Can we chat soon?

Plenty rain lately...Saipan is mourning your loss.

Love ya lady!

Sean said...

Can't wait to see what happens next! Glad we could be a part of this chapter in your life!

Marianas Eye said...

You're missed, Bev. Will there be a "Bubbles in America" blog?

Ken & Crystal said...

Nice good bye wrap up blog post, Bev.

I wanna see a whale shark!!!! Hope you do!!!

xo, Crystal

Steve said...

Bev: It is hard to say goodbye. Wishing you a safe trip back to the states. Let us know when you're swinging by Dallas. =)

Riki said...

aww bev, I miss you! I miss everybody...I just got home this morning. That is so cool that you are going to Belize! WHALE SHARKS YAY! That picture is amazing. I hope we can have a little Saipan reunion in a few weeks down in LL!

Gizelle said...

Hey Bev, all the best to you back in CA. Keep blogging, and let us know more of your latest adventures! =)

Anonymous said...

Considering that Saipan is literally falling apart and that the rising cost of jet fuel will render regular trips to and from the island an impossibility, you might have gotten out while the gettin' was still good.

Eric AppleJar said...

welcome home =) how long have you been back now?

Jeff said...

What a "bevy" of beauties in those pics.