Sunday, January 16, 2011

6 Month Sadness

You can feel it around.  Among our group of friends-all of which got here at relatively the same time-we are all experiencing it.  Homesick, burned out, tired of living abroad.  I talked to several folks before we came, and all of them said that the 6 month mark was the hardest time.  The newness has worn off this place.  Daily life with a toddler living in a place with not a lot of options can get tedious.  We have gotten out and explored and seen much of what there is to see here.  There isn't a lot of mystery left.  I find myself daydreaming more than usual about my favorite restaurants back in the States.  About friends and family.  About home.

But God is good.  He always provides what we need when we need it.  We booked my mom's plane ticket last night for her trip here.  That helps.  I talked to Ryan's mom last night about a planned trip to the beach this summer.  Just thinking about that good fresh seafood helps.  Turkey is a season, it's not forever.  God has given us an amazing group of friends here-all of which have gone through or are currently going through the same thing.  The support is tremendous.  And for that we are also blessed.

6 months down.......


  1. It's getting old for us too! We've never been apart for this long. I can't tell you how excited I am to see you in March!!!

  2. Moving is not fun. Especially out of the country!!! It is a stressor for sure. What I have experienced is that God does put sweet people in your midst which makes it so much easier. You will be back before you know it. What is cool about ya'll is that you are taking advantage of all of the experiences and places. You will look back and remember those times and those people. God bless. Hang in there!