Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Surreal

Surreal is how it feels. Just less than a week ago we were driving on the left side, boiling our water, sleeping under mosquito nets, and living next door to the poorest people I have ever seen. And now, we are back home in Bellevue and it is different. But, not different in ways you would expect... It is just the little things, like seeing a mailman deliver mail, a garbage truck with the little remote control arm picking up garbage, paved roads without potholes and water pressure. You find yourself every once in a while just gazing out at the landscape, trying to take it all in. Though we were only gone for nine months, it felt a lot longer. It is great being with family again, and it is great having ample gluten-free food to eat. We are looking forward to this next two weekends, seeing friends and worshiping with our churches. We woke up this morning at 4:30am, ready to face the day. The joys of jet lag... But, we dare not even remotely complain as it has been such a great transition, from the flight to being home... I am so thankful for the smooth transition so far and your prayers are being heard. Thank you...

4 comments:

wmson said...

welcome home, you guys...I'm looking forward to the debrief.

Rose Dias said...

Welcome to the surreal life of the USA - sometimes I really wonder...
I wish I could see you all, but I'll be in Forks, WA this weekend for a niece's graduation from HS and to meet my grandniece who was born in January.

Rose Dias said...

Wlcome back to the surreal world of the USA. Sometimes I really wonder...
Wish I could see you all this weekend, but I'll be in Forks, WA for one niece's graduation from HS and to meet my first grand niece (no comments about my age, please).

Allonda said...

My husband and I have been reading your blog for a while now. We first learned about it through your sermonaday blog. I just wanted to let you know that we think your family is amazing, and that you're doing an amazing child with your children and raising them up in the ways of our Lord. We pray for you all, and are so glad to see you made it back safely.