After many months of planning, the time is about here and the Goldwassers are going to Israel. The excitement is certainly building in the kids. Even Avi who has been somewhat indifferent to the whole thing has been showing his excitement. Earlier, he asked Noam if he was excited. I then asked Avi, and he said “whatever, I just go with the flow”. Given that this is a much better answer than, I don’t want to go, or it’s going to be boring, I think this is a step in the right direction.
As many friends and family know, the trip has had a big setback in that Marsha’s parents are not going to be coming to Israel with us. Unfortunately, Brian is not well enough to travel. All the children are disappointed that they are not coming, as are Marsha and I. However, they will hear all about our trip through our blogs (Noam and Shayna will be blogging at http://noaminisrael.goldwasserfamily.org), through skype, and through photos. Please remember to keep Brian in your prayers and thoughts,
בַּרוּךְ הַכֹּהֵן בֶּן בּוּנְיָה רְעֵזְל. Sorry for any incorrect nikud, especially the Yiddish.
Packing has been going ok. A little slow, but I hope to be mostly finished tonight. We are also trying to clean the house as well. We are having a house sitter here while we are gone, so we want to make it look nice! I am praying that we are not up until 2 am getting ready!
Not too much more to add except that Marsha and I are also quite excited and looking forward to introducing Israel to our children. I hope they have as much lover for Israel as we do.
In honor of our trip here is a great youtube that I found. Enjoy!