Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Missionary Monday - Safely on Shore
After 5 flights, one day of non-stop driving for 12 hours, and other go-get-'em days, I have finally found a minute to let you know we safely landed in America. Thank you to all of you who wrote to let me know you were praying. I am overwhelmed at the thought of how many of you there are that read this blog and have written to let me know you are out there praying!
After two years of being away from America, let me tell ya... we are going through culture shock in our own land. I expected it from the kids, but even I myself am feeling a little like a stranger in my home country. It is hitting me that I really don't belong anywhere. I'll never be 100% Ukrainian. But the more I try to fit in there, the more I lose of my own "identity" here.
I look forward to sharing more with you later about some of the things that we are re-adjusting to. Just know, though, that some of those adjustments have certainly been very pleasant... like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Target, and, oh yes... did I mention Wal-Mart?!
Because of all of the traveling and time changes, David's and my immune systems have faltered. Even though the kids are tired and have missed way too many naps, they are doing fabulous.
There is so, so much to share. But for now, I need to get this pregnant lady (whose tummy has doubled in size this week... could it be the yummy food?!) to bed.
So, good night, dear friends... from your misplaced missionary friend who will be sleeping soundly tonight in the gorgeous state of Kentucky. ZZZZZZzzzzzz.....