I sometimes have the tendency to speak a little too much too soon! Believe it or not, after all I said about the trains in my last post, I had to take a 34 hour journey the very next day! Now I am back in the geographical, political and spiritual centre of India - Uttar Pradesh for a short visit before I return to Shillong. But that's not the news I want to share. After 2 wonderful years amidst the beauty of Meghalaya, the time has come to leave it all behind and pack up. Amy has qualified for a post-graduate programme in anaesthesia at her Alma Mater, CMC, Ludhiana. She has already joined and I have the lonely job of packing up, saying good-bye and shifting over the next month or so. I will probably have some more reflections on our time in the days to come, but my initial feeling, as I prepare to begin the 'leaving process' is of amazement and gratitude at the journey we have had. I had never considered the North-East as a possible place of work until our wedding - my mind would always drift in the BIMAROU direction. But what a wonderful 2 years we have spent here. The beauty of the place, the warmth of the people, the excellent opportunities at work and the growth of our relationship have been just a few of the blessings we have encountered in these last 2 years. So though we are loath to leave, we are grateful for the clear guidance as to our next step. And we greatly look forward to the next phase in our journey of life knowing that the God who has been so good and faithful to us so far will continue to lead the way as long as we are ready to follow. Thank you all for being a part of our lives through this blog. We look forward to your continued prayers and accompaniment as we make this shift. And the welcome to visit beautiful Shillong still stands, though the window of opportunity to do it while we are there is now closing! Just one month to go!!