Yesterday, the kids and I drove Naomi and her dad to the airport to fly back to Australia. Their presence in Honiara was like sunshine. We loved having them be part of our family, borrowing ingredients, walking up and down our long hallway, combining loads of laundry, sharing meals. It's been almost two years since the last time we had to say goodbye. Without them, it's like the sun has gone behind the clouds and we miss their brightness and warmth.