This has been a very long stretch for us.  It has been two months since I left Malaysia and since we have seen each other.  We needed to do this because there was much more to be done here than we could possibly have accomplished in the three week break between semesters.

We talked through what it would be like, and knew that it would be rough on both of us. After thirty years the one you marry becomes your traveling companion, your main support in crisis, your sober second opinion, and your best friend. That’s a lot of people to do without!

Steve will be flying out of Kuala Lumpur very early Saturday morning his time (Friday evening our time) and travelling half way around the world in about 27 hours.  We are so looking forward to being together again! Please invite us over, we would love to see as many of you as we can, but perhaps not on our first night together, okay?