When we took these photos of ourselves saying goodbye to Sarah as she flew back to the USA at the end of August Boak and I had no way of knowing the Lord would decide it was time for one of us to join Him just 12 days later.
Sarah was returning after three wonderful weeks here sharing with us the all the happiness and excitement of Ben and Sunny’s wedding, but it was this sadder reason that brought her back to us again so soon.
Having her here for the last month has done us all a power of good. We’ve been able to cry, laugh, eat, drink, and reminisce about what Boak meant to us as a family.
We’ve been for plenty of walks with this beautiful boy.
We’ve even done a little quilting (always therapeutic!) and started Sarah off on her first Cathedral Windows project.
Last week her brothers and I, along with Di B, were back at Sydney International Airport, this time with even more hugs as we sent her off to resume her animal research work.
I hope the next time I’ll see Sarah will be when I can travel to visit her one day, either in the States or in Botswana.
In the meantime knowing her wonderful godmother, Alicia, will be catching up with her over there in a few short weeks made our parting just a little less sad.