Today we said our good-byes, and curiously, I didn't break down into an emotional mess. I was happy and at peace with her leaving, and tonight as I'm typing this, the main feeling I have is awe-- of her spirit, her bravery, her energy, and her willingness to try new things and make the world a little better. I'm in awe of the fact that she's willing to be away for 27 months--away from her boy friend, missing the birth of her niece, away from the comforts of her home. I'm in awe that she gave away most of her possessions to do this--clothes, car, electronics, books. I'm in awe of her taking on a job of teaching English to a group of kids who don't share her language.
Tomorrow, she'll fly to San Francisco and meet up with a group of Peace Corps volunteers. They'll fly the next day as a group to Surabaya, Indonesia. It'll actually take two days since they cross the date line.
|Her stops--Dallas, San Francisco, Tokyo, Singapore, Surabaya|
When I get pictures from Andorra, I'll post them here. I'm looking forward to her adventures!
Life is good.