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“So – Are You Visiting?”

This so beautifully captures the pain of “the long good bye”. The good bye that continues long after you moved away. Each time someone fails to realise (and how could they realise it?!) that in your heart you still belong in this place, the ties are severed a bit more. Or maybe just transformed to something else?

communicating across the boundaries of faith & culture

Today I am at the blog This.Is.Katha writing for Katha’s 31 Days in the Life of a TCKseries. Katha has written for me several times and I’m excited to guest post at her blog! You can find more info on the series here. For now I’ve started you off on this piece and link to the rest of it at the end. Enjoy!

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“So – are you visiting?”

The question took me completely by surprise. We had returned to Cairo for our first visit two years after leaving. Cairo had been our home for seven years.

It was in Cairo that we had watched three of our five children take their first steps. It was in Cairo where our youngest two were born, three years apart. It was our community in this city that had loved us and cared for us through pregnancies and sickness; through…

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