Monday, August 22, 2011
Not a Farewell!
Mariah left today. She spoke in church yesterday. Her message was heartfelt and enlightening. At the beginning little Sienna Rose came running up to the pulpit from the very back of the seating in the cultural hall. It was a tender moment. Sienna cried when her Daddy caught up with her and plucked her away. (I think many of us feel the same way about saying goodbye to our missionary.) Mariah sang alto on an a capella hymn (#15 in the hymnbook) with her folks and two aunties. Then Nan and Dave had the family (all of us!) for fancy potluck dinner. It was a sweet send-off.