Ally’s new song on Monday morning
A friend who goes the extra mile to make an evening extra sweet by bringing home lava cake from my favorite restaurant AND looks all over the ship to find vanilla ice cream to go go with it!
When my cabin space smells like chocolate cake
IS making sure we are set up as an Advance team, iPads, iPhones, printers, scanners, and so much more… a lot of time and a lot of extra work behind the scenes
The knowledge that even though I’ve been valued in my role the last two years, I am in fact replaceable, and that is 110% beautiful
How difficult conversations can turn out OK and in fact grow a friendship even more
Beautiful and strong women with unquestionable character
Stumptown coffee to start the day and the friend who joyfully prepared it
Finally on the departure board!
A last Mada dinner with a treasured friend
Cool breezes on the drive home and taking mental snapshots of this little city
The weekly reminder at the end of department devotions, “Don’t work too hard.”
A perfect last weekend in Mada with the girls and lots of naps and hammock time
The creativity of God to design lemurs
Fireflies and stillness as we waited to find Aye Aye lemurs… complete quietness
This incredibly beautiful country that I never dreamed I’d call home
Roomies who graciously put up with me commandeering the hallway to pack
Bags are packed and on the bus to Tana…. only two days left until we fly out!
A last tea with Kirstie until Hotel du Lac in Benin… her encouragement, her passion and her testimony of God’s faithfulness to give us the desires of our hearts… that he will in fact ALWAYS complete what he starts