Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hermana Legg's Leg...

We drove to the port city of Salaverry this afternoon
to pick up Hermana Legg.

Sunday she somehow stepped down wrong and broke a bone
in her foot.
She can't put any weight on her leg
for about 6 to 7 weeks.
This doesn't really work when you are a missionary.
To sit and stare at the walls is not fun.

Fortunately she had only three weeks left before 
she was finishing her mission.
The decision was made for her to head home a little early and 
get the bone properly set and start the recuperation.
  So, she said a sad goodbye to her companions and
her pensionistas.  She has served twice here in Salaverry
for a total of 10 months of her mission.
She loves the people here and she loves her companions.
These pensionistas are like family to her.
As we were putting her things in the car, 
a gentleman who had been drinking a bit 
came rushing across the street, 
he took her hand and bowed his head
and told her how much he was going to miss her.
Everyone in Salaverry knew and loved Hermana Legg.

We then took her to the airport.
I felt so sad leaving her by herself
and in a wheelchair.  I wanted to fly with her and get 
her safely back to Idaho.

It will be a long trip home 
especially because everything came to an abrupt end.
She was a great missionary and left with honor.
We will miss her ...
But ...
We will keep in touch!

Much Love and Luck to you Hermana Legg.
We Love You!