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There are two main updates y’all should know about, though many of you already know:

1. I am headed to South America on Saturday. I will be in Santiago, Chile for eight weeks, then Bariloche, Argentina for two weeks, and then back to Santiago for six weeks.

2. Mom and Dad are moving to Glasgow, Kentucky on Thursday. Dad is going to be the general manager of a telephone company. He is going to be the boss.

I will post South American updates, things y’all email me, and other print-worthy items.



Dearest Buffalo,

I am writing to you because I am leaving you. I am going away being better than when I came. You have shared your grace with me. You have shared your kindness with me. You have shared your love with me. You have shared your life with me. Many times I have been on my knees thanking God for the time He’s allowed me to be with you. And I promise, I will take you with me. I will leave with you in the deepest parts of my heart. I will go with the sadness of leaving you behind, though I know we will dance in the streets of gold one day. One day.

You have given me a comfortable place to stay. You have shown me many smiles and many tears. You have been my home. You have been the setting for God to reveal himself as Provider. He has given you to me as a part of His perfect provision. He knew I needed you.

I am grateful that you loved someone who was only passing through. I am grateful that you so intensely cared for someone from far away. I am deeply grateful for you. I will forever be grateful for you.

My mission is the same as before, to glorify God in my life’s movements. My desire is to learn. To learn how to communicate in a new way. To learn what it is to be a servant in a new land. I pray that I would not become dull to learning each new thing that crosses the path He sets before me. I pray that He uses me to reach lives who need grace. Who need hope. Who need love.

May you know the richness and fullness of a life lived in Grace. May you know the depth of Love that comes with that life. May you know that it is worth dying for. Even more so, may you know that it is worth living for.

I send this farewell knowing that none of it could be without the power of Jesus Christ. He was responsible for my moving here. He is responsible for my leaving here. He is responsible for us being able to dance together one day. One day.

Goodbye, Buffalo. I love you.


“Are you kidding!?!  A bird would kill to eat a muffin.”   ~Chris

“I guarantee it.  I guarantee it.  I’m not sure.”    ~Chris, on the same topic

“I’m having a bad week today.”    ~Deborah

“I row.  I run.  I workout.”    ~Chris

“If my head wasn’t attached, it’d be rolling down the street, and I’d be going the other way looking for it.”    ~Rachel

“What.  What.”    ~Deborah

“It’s like tripping a cripple.”    ~Dr. H

“Sorry doesn’t grow on trees–does it?”    ~Chris

“Yeah.  I’ve heard him say that.”    ~Melissa

“Consider me stumb.”    ~Chris

“You’re doing a good job with Chris.”    ~Dr. H

“It’s a good thing our flashers are on.”    ~Deborah

“Everyone knows it’s easy to lose weight.  You just stop eating for a while.”    ~Physiology Prof

“Up the ying yang.”    ~Vinnie

“Just freakin’ fill your ice tray.”    ~Chris, in reference to plastic ice cubes

“What’s in that girl’s water?  It looks like hot dogs.”    ~Chris

“With my luck, I’ll end up with a kid like you.”    ~Chris

“Pressure in the girl’s face?”    “No.  He said, ‘in the pleural space'”    ~convo between Chris & Deborah