On Sunday we had a dessert open house for Kelly - a chance for a few people to send him off with love. He was so funny about the party; he told me a number of times that he was more nervous about being the center of attention for two hours than he was about spending two years in South Africa!
Once people started to arrive, he settled in. I was only allowed to invite people he had a personal relationship with, but I think every single person who was invited showed up, so it was still a houseful.
I am grateful for all of the support we feel from our church ward and from the community. And that Kelly survived being celebrated!