We have made an attempt to actually say “goodbye” to everyone in South Riding and Denver and Ohio. That’s as far as we’ve gotten up to this point. But then we keep remembering people we missed, “oh no! We didn’t get to see so and so!” We’ve had special dinners, parties, lunches, etc., trying to get one more last time with each person. People have blessed us so much with amazing notes and gifts – it will definitely help us to feel loved for a long time. I told my small group that I was going to sleep with the scrapbook they gave me under my pillow and call it the “feel good about myself” book. In South Riding, we had been procrastinating our goodbyes as long as we could, so the night before we left, we told people to stop by for one more hug – we ended up having an impromptu Open House (thanks for providing the cookies, Colleen!) that lasted from 6 – 12pm. How cool is that? Man, we love people so much – it was so hard to say “goodbye.” So, it became, “see you soon!” Two years isn’t that long, really! We figure we’ll be back to visit in two summers from now. We know we have the hardest “see you soons” coming up – with our parents and siblings. We’ve begun to realize with each one that we have to recommit this to God again and again. Jesus called for this kind of radical commitment – I had never really understood what He meant before. But, now we’re starting to. Its not easy. Being a disciple above all else. Being sold out to His vision of reaching the world. We’ve realized that He’s going to have to step in and help us sometimes, when its too much to bear. We know He’ll step in and help our loved ones too.