|Photo by LTS Professor John Lemond|
The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong.
|There's my husband, "Dr. Wayne" at June graduation ceremonies, looking up at me adoringly. |
At least I think it's me he's looking at!
but I'll also be saying goodbyes again... goodbye to my only sister, who has just added a case of shingles to her other health issues:
|See, I can be a helpful and loving person from time to time!|
and saying goodbye to three sons, aging Mom, my brother and family, goodbye to the quiet woods and dear friends I've reconnected with this summer.
|good-bye sons... and salmon dinners!|
|oh yes and the cat.|
Did I mention saying good-bye to the cat?
Tonight in church the preacher challenged us: "Do you want to be useful to God?"
And my answer is, I do, I really do. This week that means saying a lot of good-byes, so that Wayne and I can say hello to those to whom God sends us.
Thanks for your prayers, and your care, and for sharing our new journey in this coming academic year 2012-2013.
"...Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two..." -- Mark 6:6b-7a