Well, for the first time since June 25th, I woke up in my own bed, without a mosquito net I may add. It felt great. I stayed up until midnight…which probably was a little late, but I wanted to do my best to beat the jet lag as much as possible from my return flight. Nairobi is a 7 hour difference, so as I write this it’s 10am in South Bend, and 5pm in Kenya…that’s enough to mess you up a bit. But surprisingly I slept through the whole night and woke up around 7:30am. Feeling much better, but I’m sure it’ll take a few days to get back into the full swing of things. I’m planning on preaching on Sunday at Oasis Granger, but other than that, I’m going to take a few days off to just relax and get reacclimated to the US, my family, etc. Additionally, I want to spend some time with my dad after his surgery and heart attack. I got to see him last night for a little bit, which was good. He looked even better than I thought he would. Thanks again to all that helped care for my family while I was gone…it means the world to me.
Regarding the trip again, I’m hoping to post some short video clips just to give everyone a deeper feel for the culture and the community there, but so far I’ve had some issue loading them directly to my blog…I’m going to look at taking them through Youtube instead….I’ll get them up as soon as I can.
It’ll be weird to drive today, something I haven’t done for over two weeks, especially on the right side of the road. It’ll also be strange I think to be surrounded by white people…even walking through the airport was a little weird yesterday. This trip was so different in nature, and due to all the initial problems we had, such as my dad’s heart attack, etc, John and I both agreed that it felt like we had been gone forever. As we were leaving Kenya, I told John it felt like we had been gone for a month or more due to everything that we did, now back home…Kenya seems like such a distant land….and I suppose it is.
Overall, it’s amazing to be home…there were a couple times on the trip, like after eating bad goat meatballs and having what I call the seasaw effect in the bathroom, aka coming out of both ends, for 24 hours, that I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to make it back here. But here I am…safe in my house, a little disoriented and tired, but excited to see everyone, get readjusted to the time change, and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Hope to see you soon.