Last Sunday evening, our friends the Hansen's, kindly opened their home so we could hold a Farewell Open House for Tom, so he could thank members from our congregation and say goodbye. Many of our good friends came and we were able to spend a lovely evening wishing Tom the best for the next two years.
|Some of the members from our ward: Clement Park Ward, Columbine Stake|
The last couple of days have been spent trying to pack bags to the exact weightage of 50 lbs each. There seemed to be this elusive amount of 6 lbs that had trouble getting into Tom's luggage! However, with a bit of arranging and rearranging, the task was accomplished and everything was ready for departure.
|Medium steak and shrimp! Nice..|
|A quick skype with Mike|
|Elder Bennallack with President LeDuc..|
|...and Bishop Smith..|
|... 'besties' Sarah & Tom..|
|Elder Bennallack leaving 'home'.|
Once checked in, the security area was before us all too soon, and this is where we needed to part ways. It was suddenly heart wrenching as realisation hit, that although this is a wonderful, important step in Tom's life, we won't see him again for two years.
|Bye..Take Care... Love you...|