Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm home!

I'm home! In fact, I got home a couple days ago. I've been meaning to blog some more about the trip, but just haven't felt ready yet. It's pretty overwhelming being back in the States. I walked into my niece & nephews' play room the other day and started crying (they just have so much stuff!). We cleaned off the plates after dinner and I started crying just looking at all of the food going into the trash. I can't even bring myself to go to the grocery store yet. I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around all that I've seen and heard, and reconciling that with what life is like here. And to be honest, I don't want to get used to it. I don't want to become complacent. I don't want to return to a life of waste and greed and taking things for granted. But I do need to figure out a way to keep from crying every 10 minutes :)

So, bear with me for a few days, and I promise I'll share some more about the trip soon!


  1. its easy being ignorant. i dont want to be, but im afraid of not being and what that would mean for my psyche. i know i sound like an ass but im not alone in that. im glad that you dont have that mindset anymore.. but how do you live in america and make it change.. acknowledging? giving? changing? all of the above...? lets chat

  2. I definitely think that acknowledging the reality, changing my behavior to fit what's "right", and giving as much as I can to people who need it are the best first steps. I think for me, I'm going to have to change my way of thinking about a lot of things, which will hopefully lead to a lot of changes in the way I live my life...