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Saturday, June 30, 2012

day trip to israel


We went to Israel yesterday.  If I say it enough times, maybe it will feel real.  We went to Israel.  It was a completely surreal experience, one that I will treasure for the rest of my life.  We spent the bulk of the day in Jerusalem and I wish we had more time.  It was just incredible.  The highlight for me came at the very beginning of our day when we stopped at the Garden of Gethsemane.  Someday I hope to be able to put into words everything I felt amongst those ancient olive trees.  The nearness of the Savior was so strong and the atonement has taken on new meaning.  I treasure those moments in my memory.  Today the whole family is groggy after a very late return to Cyprus but really happy.  Our day in Israel was worth every moment of sleep deprivation.

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  1. very awesome. I hope to one day visit.

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  2. I visited Israel for a couple of weeks back in 2006 and it is a trip I will always remember!! I loved it so much and would love to go back for a visit someday! It was most definitely amazing....

    Whitney

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  3. Israel for the day!! I want the details...how did you pull it off? I live in Nicosia and sometimes feel small island syndrome [do you get that?] so to be able to "pop" somewhere for the day sounds amazing!!

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