Good members and fellow missionaries transported our 22 departing missionaries to us this afternoon. Our time was filled with visiting, giving Mission Home tours, and watching fellow missionaries bid each other farewell. It’s an emotion-filled sad and joyful time. The joyful part is usually from those staying behind–those who don’t have to leave yet, as you can see in the faces below. It’s not hard to tell who’s going and who’s staying!The garage was a busy place. It’s a big deal to fit 2 years of your life into 2 50-lb suitcases and one carry on. It takes some doing.
The couples dropped by for their final farewell hugs.Signing transfer journals:Final farewells. Sweet and Sad.Departure forms.And then it was dinner time. Hunger and exhaustion all around.