Rain arrived home from West Africa on Friday evening, September 18th. It was joyous and emotional. I asked Dale what three words he would use to describe it. We came up with Joy, Relief, and Euphoria. It's indescribable.
|Moms get the first hug|
|The men welcomed the returning missionaries with the haka|
|More cousins - ready for RAIN!|
|Dale made name tags for each of us "so Rain will remember who we are!"|
|Dale went the entire two years without a hair cut. He took it out of its usual ponytail to show Rain the growth.|
|We had a jacket waiting in the car for him. The cool weather here was a shock on his system.|
*you may notice we're missing a family member in all of these photos. Rain's older sister, Rikki, recently had a baby and won't be able to visit from Alaska until Christmas time.