September 15, 2012
Family and friends gave us a farewell get-together tonight. Approximately 150 people attended. Needless to say there was plenty of food. It was really hard for me to walk around and talk to everyone and not be in kitchen (where I usually am) helping prepare and serve the food. We owe a special thanks to all those who planned, provided food, worked in the kitchen and attended this special event in our honor.
In addition to this wonderful send-off, we had a family gathering with Lee's family last weekend. It has been a week of "good-byes". We are sad to be leaving family and friends, but look forward to our year of service.