Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Well, I'm home now. I've been home for a total of two weeks and four days. Oh and Merry Christmas, by the way. I kinda forgot about Christmas. When I arrived in the airport in Washington D.C. I thought to myself, "Why are there Christmas trees? Ohhhh. That's right. Christmas is here."

Christmas is busy, we're busy, everything is busy. It's a bit of adjustment after living in Africa where there were only a couple of days a week that we had something "big" going on. Normally that something big was church or a trip to the hills or a team meeting.

But don't get me wrong. I love being home. I love seeing Petra's face explode into surprise and gratitude when she opens a present, I love making Christmas cookies sweetened with honey with Heidi, I love talking to my mom at nights. I love hugging loved ones that I haven't seen for so long and have missed so much. (That also includes jumping out at people and scaring them).

It's good to be home, though I miss Chad and everyone back there. I guess part of me is still there. I don't miss it too bad, but it's enough to make me want to go back one day. One day. Because right now, I feel like I'm supposed to be home, doing things normal teenagers do. Okay, maybe not. I'm not sure if I'll ever be classified as "normal". But I'll be doing things like school and working at a coffee shop and listening to music.

 I'm using a new Mac right now, since my other one had it's last days in Chad. Which is why I haven't posted until now. Thank the Lord I was able to get all my pictures I took off of that computer! Well, I'm not sure how thankful you guys are but I am, because I want to be able to relive memories of Africa. I'll post some more pictures later, but for now I'm going to celebrate Christmas by eating some cinnamon rolls with my family.


  1. I love it. We are glad to have you back safely. :)

  2. So glad your back safely! Sounds like you had an amazing time in Chad, praise God!
    Merry Christmas!


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