Excitement and Sadness
As we prepared to return to the States for an 8 month furlough there were many emotions we felt. The two most prevalent were excitement and sadness. We felt excitement because we were preparing to see our American family and friends whom we had not seen for 3 years and 8 months. Despite the excitement however there was some sadness as we started to tell our Mozambican family and friends goodbye.
We know come December, when we head back to Mozambique we will feel sadness as we say goodbye to our American family/friends and excitement as we head back to our Mozambican family and friends.
Such is our life: one of comings and goings . . hellos and good-byes.