Monday, May 18, 2009

Goodbye Bloomington


Did we really just close this chapter? But we just moved there - to the land of Chick-fil-A, Hoosiers, the Kelley School of Business, and Mother Bear's Pizza - didn't we? I had no idea how much I'd enjoy this experience, and am so thankful God led us here a couple of years ago.

It has certainly been great for Josh, too. You know, the whole reason for coming! I know he values the education he has received - both in the classroom and out of it. In addition to his classes in marketing, finance, etc., he has had significant opportunities to network with recruiters, business professionals, and other students. (Hm... I should get him to blog about his experiences here sometime.)

In short, we loved it there.

But the best part by far? The people. I've never known such a group of people - sweet, diverse, talented, warm, and generous - and am privileged to call them my friends.

We spread out "goodbyes" over a couple of weekends.

First we enjoyed an authentic Indian lunch with our friends Rimjhim and Sayak. Delicious!

Then night we went out for ice cream with some of our best friends.

We had a blast at Amber's baby shower (she's the one in the blue):

Cheers to baby LaRue!

And on to a Partner's Club farewell party. I'm thankful a couple of first year MBA families will be joining us in Columbus for the summer!

And before we knew it, we were here:

(We felt like we graduated, too!)

And then there are many, many other friends who we didn't get the chance to formally say goodbye - friends from all over the country and across the world.

To all of you: I will truly miss you and I wish you the very best in your future adventures. Our door is always open for visitors, and I hope our paths cross again soon. Much love to you all.


Dave and Jenni said...

Oh Jess, I'm sure that had to be difficult to say good-bye. It does stink that we can't get together when we visit Dave's family now. :-( Hope all is going well with the new house and the trip-planning!!!

Camie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You made it! Best of luck in the next chapter of life!

Jaimbob said...

I'll miss you Mama Bear bread sticks... and small town Nashville...

Erika said...

Congratulations Josh and Jessica! It will be exciting to see what God has in store for you next.

Tom, Beth, and Ainsley said...

Congrats on graduation! We are so happy for you!