Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hugs galore–you’ve been warned!

1-Sarah Goodbye   QuiltWhen 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.





4-Sarah Farewell Oct 2012

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.




  1. What gorgeous keepsake photos you have! Every one of them is precious... your children are so beautiful! I can't imagine the emotions coursing through all of you at having to say good-bye again. I hope that moving on is proving a little bit easier every day. You're sure looking steady and strong.

  2. Sarah is like you - it's quite noticeable when you are both wearing the same colour!

  3. Your family is beautiful....all those dimples....grin. I'm keeping you in my prayers!

  4. I was just thinking a couple of minutes ago that I needed to email you and there was your blog post in my reading list. Thinking of you often! *hugs*


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