Aileen* left town today -- started on her multi-month, multi-state venture.
Once that venture is completed, she'll be headed to the other side of the globe.
Twelve time-zones away.
Half the time when it's today here, it's already tomorrow there.
One more thing that reminds me of just how much I can't wait for heaven when the "space" between us will be transformed by the perfect love of Christ in whom all things are brought together in perfect unity. No more tears. No more sorrow. No more "good bye."
[Here is a photo of the Communications Department + me that Aileen had taken today. When you find me (easy to do) then you can find Aileen over my left shoulder in the white blouse. Heather is behind her in green. Heather and her husband, Jeff, will begin their venture away from Wycliffe USA toward assignments in Africa on August 8. I'll say good bye to her on Friday before I head out on vacation.]
*see post from July