We saw Cindy off at the airport yesterday.
Unlike past years, she is going to be gone long term, and back only for about a month every year.
It is definitely going to impact our family a lot, especially for little boy, who was super close to his aunt. He has had time to take all of it in, and even though in the beginning, he would start crying whenever he thought of her leaving, he is now looking forward to when she comes back for a visit.
Several weeks ago, we had a African themed "We love you" party for her at Oldham Lane, with family and some of the ladies from Bible Class.
We will definitely miss her terribly but are happy that we'll still be able to keep in touch by email, phone and skype.