Dear Friends & Family,
Our family has experienced a number of unsettling changes since our last prayer letter in September.
We had been planning to begin our home assignment in the U.S. this coming December but then we received an email from Karl’s brother. Dad was in the hospital. In just a little over a week, our family had packed out of our home in Thailand, said goodbyes, and were on a plane back to the U.S. to begin a year of home assignment - three months earlier than expected. But Karl’s dad would not be there to greet us.
We were in plenty of time for the funeral but even if we had jumped on a plane the second we heard he was in the hospital, we would not have gotten back in time to talk with him. It is strange to think that just two years ago we made another unplanned trip to New Hampshire to be with Karl’s mom just before she died.