We had been counting down the sleeps, and finally the day came that woke Stella up at dawn: "Mommy, today is the best day ever, Kathy is coming home!" She cheered as she woke me from a dead sleep. I smiled at her and said: "Go back to bed baby..." and fell back asleep.
But of course, I was so excited too. We had all missed Aunt Kathy so much. Stella and I prepared for her arrival by making her a poster for which I, as her secretary, wrote the words exactly as Stella dictated them to me. She also picked out the balloons.
Kathy was alive and looking good. We are so glad to have our little missionary back home with us.