Monday, November 3, 2014

Saying Goodbye

It was really time to go home.  We had such strong mixed emotions! 

The hardest thing was to say our farewells to the orphans. 


If the country allowed you to take them out of the DRCongo, we probably would have taken 3 home with us (many are not adoptable).  At least we knew we had made a huge difference in their lives. 

We spoke and said good-bye at Sacrament Meeting and said our good-byes to our special friends.  As we were ready to leave, the Smiths met us in the parking lot and sang "God Be With You 'til We Meet Again."  It was a very tender, tearful moment.

We will treasure these memories all our lives, and we are grateful to have had this magical 17 months in Kinshasa. 

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