It came as quite a shock to have these strong, experienced, valuable missionaries go home. Why would you want to leave? Oh, yes. I remember. For a mom, it's the BEST day of the whole mission when your missionary comes home. Such a blessing to have seen it from that side first. Sister Irion in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission has said to ease the pain of departures, "Just remember there are balloons on the other side." Sigh. I miss theses wonderful people. I am blessed to have known and served with them!