Yesterday, May 15, marked one year from the day we got on a plane and moved our family to Swaziland. (It also marked 10 years from the time Brad’s parents moved to Swaziland.)
It is hard to believe it has already been that long. In some ways the time has flown by. There are some days (like when I REALLY want Mexican food) that it seems like we have been here for-ev-er.
We have learned SO much in the past year and we certainly have a TON more to learn. We’ve been changed in ways we recognize and I’m sure in ways we don’t yet see.
I thought about some kind of a list of things we have learned/experienced/done but that just does not even seem to do justice to the experience.
I guess all I can really say is that we are richly blessed and thankful for this opportunity. We feel we have been called to this place for this time and it makes me really happy that we even enjoy it too! It is hard to put it all in words. If you have ever lived in another country or been in a place completely different than your home, maybe you understand. The world is so much bigger than just YOU (ME), or the people and places like you and me. And I love that!
Like I have said before, we really appreciate your support and encouragement along the way! We are blessed by each kind word, thought, prayer, package, or visit (hint, hint)! We are thankful for each of you that cares for our family. Some days are rough, but it is comforting to know we are loved and not forgotten. Thank you!
So, here’s to another year of life in Swaziland…