Friday, July 26, 2013

Bittersweet goodbyes

I'm sitting here at the airport in Minneapolis during a 6 hour layover and glad to have some quiet time. Yesterday was tough. It is hard to say goodbye to people, especially when you know you won't see them for a year.  I am blessed to know so many great people and to have a fantastic family.  They are so supportive of this adventure I am going on!  I thank God for each and every one of you.

From here, I fly to Amsterdam for a 3 hour layover (probably just enough time) then on to Dar es Salaam witha stop in Kilimanjaro.  I'll spend tomorrow night in Dar es Salaam before taking an 8- hour bus ride to Dodoma. I am so excited to be there!


  1. It's your FAMILY that is blessed to have YOU in our lives. You continue to inspire us all. As one of your friends says, "Hearts follow you!" Go in peace to love and serve the Lord...Thank SPEEDY God!


  2. Love you Heidi! Thoughts and prayers are with you on your amazing adventure - all the wonderful people you will meet and all the sights you will see and share and most of all, all they will see and learn from you! “Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future; Faith is the courage to dance to it today.” Think I need to also copy/post this at home and not just have the plague hanging in "our" office...