Journal Entry #2 – TEAR JERKERS. That’s what they call them. Andrea and I have experienced a few of these recently. The “sending off” accolades and accompanying finger food festivities offered by our sponsoring congregation and some other supporting congregations have produced a steady flow of teardrops. I know they are happy tears but they are also mixed with the sadness that comes from having to say “goodbye” to so many dear loved ones. We will truly miss them. For three years, we have been preparing to enter the mission field. No amount of preparation could have prepared us for those moments.