An expat family that the community knows pretty well is moving back to the US next week. They have faithfully bought Flour & Flowers products each week, and even helped with deliveries while we traveled last year. They have visited our house on week day afternoons to play, made some trips to the clinic when we were out of town, and helped during the annual flood of 2015. They have also hired a house cleaner from our community.
So while we knew they were moving, we hadn’t said anything until they were ready. When we returned from the beach, it had been “announced” and spread through the community. As we sat in Open House, two mothers were chatting about how they were leaving and never coming back.
One said to the other, “What if Kelli and Stephen leave? What if they go back to America and never come back?”
The other replied, “Oh, don’t worry. That won’t happen. I’m praying.”