She fell in love with the people
she returned because of them
because she wanted to love them better
and she did.
Though she also learned to love
the moments of the sunset over the lake
not in spite of, but because
they can't be captured in a photograph
the beauty of just sitting in front of the flowers
silent and in awe
the times of laughter with her team
because she knows they are fleeting
the walks, train rides, letters, card games, and gelato
because the moments in the middle matter
and she realized that the God she loves
is revealed in all of this.