Confession #102: Tennessee/Family/Comfort
It’s 5:15 am and I am currently sitting in an airport.
Let me go ahead and repeat that for you: 5:15 am.
After 12 hours of travel we should make it back to our home in Cap Haitien with our kids by 5:00 pm.
In other words…it is about to be a loooooong day.
I can’t decide how I feel about heading back to Haiti this time around. It’s weird. Normally, I get homesick for Haiti and count down the days until returning. Especially because of my kiddos. But this time around has been different. Perhaps it because I was simply home the whole time (something I have never done). Maybe it was because I was around so many good friends and family. Or it is possible we can, like most things, blame the weirdness I am feeling on pregnancy.
I took a shower last night- as in a HOT shower. I was in there for 30+ minutes just watching my fingers turn into prunes. It was late and I knew I needed to get into bed, but I just couldn’t move. I just couldn’t make myself turn the HOT water off.
I drank three glasses of cold milk before going to bed and a 32oz sweet tea (with real ice). And it wasn’t that I was thirty, I just don’t know when I will taste those things again.
And let’s not even talk about the air conditioning.
That is what it all comes down to.
You’d think after three a half years I would have become accustomed to the lack of. And for the most part I have, that is until I get a taste of it that is…
Our trip home was wonderful. It was the first time we have ever come home and stayed home. We didn’t have to travel. Didn’t have to work. We just spent time with family and friends, which was so refreshing.
Here is a glimpse of what we have been up to for the past few weeks in the beautiful state of Tennessee. Now, back to Haiti!
Alright…time to plan my “last meal”. I’m semi-considering stuffing McDonalds in my bag to treat the kids for dinner. I mean, Micky D’s in Haiti…how awesome would that be? Think I should?