Now what was the question?
Before I tell you, please take a look at some photos taken a few Sundays ago.
A final prayer of thanksgiving and blessing
(Not given by me; I was just privileged to be standing near the sister.)
(But I did get to hug her right after the prayer!)
Yesterday I was trading e-mails with a friend back home. I happened to mention that I was feeling kind of homesick. Her loving, subtle, understated, and entirely valid response was exactly as follows: "So, if you are homesick, why are you staying another year???? Are you sure that you are up for it???"
With God's help, yeah, pretty sure.