saying goodbye

A year ago, today, we said our goodbyes to Bowen Island.

Left our pumpkin cottage surrounded by gorgeous forest;

free range playground out the front door, ravens and deer included.



Left the island beaches with all their treasures.



Beach where I at long last got baptized after 20 years of being a believer.
[Precious, happy day.] 


Left dear friends, a church family, a life.
Ferry line-ups! 

When I finally sat down on the plane I cried a bucket full of tears.
So much loss.

But it was a gift, the years we had on the island.
Even as pastoring a church is not for the faint hearted (or thin skinned).
We sure grew a lot.

And our little family was blessed.


 Wouldn’t trade it for anything.

About islandsundays

A great God, one crazy husband, five home-schooled children, and a (post-island) life at the tip of Africa ...
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2 Responses to saying goodbye

  1. Cathy Peters says:

    You made a beautiful home here and it was a joy to watch your children grow and thrive. You are missed in many ways…those 5 years on Bowen went very quickly…Thank you for your posts, Corli, because it helps us “see” your living situation in South Africa! We can be there vicariously with you! Blessings, in Him, Cathy.

    • I appreciate your comment – it helps with the loss of everything Bowen was when we are able to share a bit of our life over here.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Hope you are all well!

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