Well, it looks like we will be heading back to Canada next week for a bit. Tammy`s dad, who has been deteriorating health wise for the last few years, passed away yesterday (April 22). The emotions are mixed, we are sad to see the ol`curmudgeon leave us, but happy to know that his suffering is over and that he is in the presence of his Lord. I am thankful for the part he has played in my life and all the time we were able to spend together. Whether it was teaching me the finer aspects of NASCAR or patiently explaining to me once again how some sort of mechanical system worked, even when he saw that my eyes were glazing over and I had no idea what he was talking about. Thanks dad, we love you.
Ironically, we had sent Tammy`s passport to Canada to get her next visa for Angola on Monday, so we are waiting to get it back from the courier so that we can head back to Canada. It is hard to be so far away from our kids and family when there is such sadness in our hearts. Always that Angolan visa process is affecting something in someway! Most likely Tammy will stay for a month or so and I will stay for a couple weeks and then return to Angola.
We look forward to visiting with those that we can, but ask that you will forgive us if we can't spend time with all of you.