As my Finnish colleagues are leaving in the next couple of weeks, we decided to have a special service and braai (barbecue) for them this Sunday. It was a bittersweet time for me during the service: we had a great time of worship, but it was a bit tainted with the knowledge that this was probably the last time we would be playing together... Here we are: Mirjam singing and Miika playing the piano:
And then it was time also to celebrate something else that happened yesterday: I made a special little cake with a candle so we could celebrate with Dragana, as it was also her birthday.
We look forward to the arrival of the Kaakinens who are coming in August to carry on with the projects that Miika and Mirjam started... But we will miss them, their 4 girls and Lea a LOT!!! As Ljilja put it on her facebook status "What a lovely party we had today. It would be even better if we didn't need to say goodbye to the Kurkkio family and Lea!!!"