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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Roller Coaster

Wow. In a word, overwhelmed. Over the past couple of weeks we have been riding the highs and lows that have come with the excitement and anticipation of our trip and saying goodbye to our family and friends at the same time. Turns out with all the preparing, and shopping, and stressing, the actual reality of being away from the familiarities of home for a year was the last thing to digest. I guess it was during all the fun of the Christmas holidays that I realized it would be a while before I could share that kind of face to face laughter, fun, hugs, and smiles again with all of our favorite people. And so the emotional roller coaster began….
It is the realization that a year is so long! And the world that is ‘home’ won’t stop because we are not there. However, it is also the realization that a year is so short! Before we know it, I’m sure we will be wondering where the year has gone.

That said, we are currently on a ‘high’ as I am writing this entry from somewhere in the air between Costa Rica and Guatemala in first class! Yep, Troy asked for a seat with lots of leg room, the guy smiled from behind the desk and said something in spanish and much to our surprise when we boarded, we had been upgraded to first class without even knowing it. So we are currently enjoying plenty of leg room, our second glass of strawberry-banana fruit juice and I just cleaned up with a warm wash cloth before enjoying my roast beef dinner followed by cheesecake :).

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