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Food for the Hungry July 18, 2012

After 30+ hours of traveling, including sprinting through the Amsterdam airport and an unplanned stop in Iceland for a medical emergency, I finally made it home.

Through my loopy haze, I spotted these two cuties.

I was so excited to see my family, and so out of it that I forgot to get my checked bag.  My dad ran me back to the airport yesterday to pick it up.

I was welcomed home with an incredible Arizona sunset, lots of hugs, and 11 hours of sleep.  I actually ended up falling asleep with Leila in her bed at 9:00.

I woke up at 4 this morning, so I think the jet lag is still hanging on.  Joe starts kindergarten tomorrow, and the busyness of life goes on.  It’s hard to reconcile the differences between the world I just left, and the world I live in daily.  Ethiopia changed me forever, but I’m still not sure how.  I think it will take time to let it all sink in.  I am a crockpot by nature, things have to sit with me for a while and stew before I can make sense of them.

I have much more to tell you about my trip, but I think I will be sprinkling stories in here and there as to not overwhelm you.  If you have any questions or have something specific you’d like to hear about, please let me know.

For now, I ponder.  And look forward to a good nap.


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  • Jillian {Her Split Ends} July 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Welcome home! I love that you forgot your baggage in all the excitement!!

    ~ jillian

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    • inspiredrd July 18, 2012 at 8:24 am

      Haha, excitement and delirium!

  • alece July 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

    “Ethiopia changed me forever, but I’m still not sure how. ” Oh man… Same here…

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance July 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The picture of your kids and the signs they’re holding is the cutest thing ever. Welcome home!

  • Jennifer@The Foodery July 19, 2012 at 4:38 am

    What a wonderful welcoming committee! Nice to hear you made it back safe and sound, looking forward to hearing your sprinkling of stories. 🙂