It is ironic, that I still feel far away. As a missionary, you deal with being away from your families while serving in a foreign country. It is the bittersweet time of waiting for that skype call and coordinating the dinner/parties so that you come home to receive or make the long distant call. Well, now I am back home in Alaska with some relatives near (my parents are thousands of miles away). It was special to enjoy the celebration at church and with them for a lovely simple dinner. Nevertheless, I spent some of the day praying and missing my African family. Now, I have the reverse to miss. But, I did get to make the skype call to Africa and greet my dear friend Mary.