We are back in Australia until the end of January for rest and deputation.
The girls both had birthdays around the time we were leaving. This became a chance for them to say good-bye to their friends, some of whom they won't see again now as their families will have graduated and left by the time we return.
Here's a photo we took at Sophie's birthday; the morning of a "sleep-over". It was lots of fun, but for me it was mixed with a sadness that the girls themselves don't yet know or understand.