After the kotel we went to get some food and while sitting with a few of the soldiers one of them turned to each of us and said whether he thought that each of us would move or visit Israel again. When he got to me he said with no struggle that I would make Aliyah and become a teacher. I froze.
This new friend who I have only known for a few days is telling me that I will become a teacher. The reason I was shocked is that my dean of engineering has been telling me that I will probably become a professor one day. Then a few weeks ago while serving the homeless this women told me that I would be a teacher. I can go on and on telling you the instances of this but it still always shocks me. I mean, I’m studying engineering! Anyways, I guess we will just have to wait and see what the Lord has in store for me.
Then the hardest part came, when we went to Ammunition Hill. We learned more about different wars that Israel has fought in. Then we presented the pictures which we drew for our soldiers, before we even met them. They in turn said how the trip affected them. We followed that with individual goodbyes. I struggled so much. One of the guys that I had talked to alot gave me a badge of his unit in the air force. Another guy, one who we talked to alot on the first day gave me a medical pin from his unit within the paratroopers (or something like that), it seemed fitting and I was so grateful for it. Then the hardest goodbye was one which I didn’t expect. My friend who had just predicted me becoming a teacher and who had given me such a hard time throughout the trip. We had many laughs and stories to share and I started crying when he gave a shoulder patch and said that he hopes one day my child will wear one. It was so challenging to say Leheat Raot (see you later) and Chaim Sheli (you are my life) to these brave men and women that I can now call friends. I will always remember these wonderful people and my friend who really affected my life, especially when the time is exactly the same like 11:11, 12:12, 07:07, etc. I hope I get to see these friends again, because they were incredible and it would be cool to get to know them better.