I have been back from Ethiopia for just over a month now but it feels like it was yesterday. All the feelings and emotions are still fresh when I think about things. I know I wasn't there for to terribly long but the trip has left a lasting impression on my life, on my heart, in my mind.
I am not sure there is a normal and if there is, I haven't found it yet.
Maybe I don't want to find it. I think, if I get back to things "like normal" then I would slip into my comfort zone, become a bit complacent and just go on with life. I don't want to just "go on". I want to do something. I want to make an impact. I want to change peoples lives.
I know you are probably getting tired of me writing about this, since I know it has been a bit all consuming, but that is just it. There is a not an hour that goes by that I don't think of Ethiopia, the villages, the people I met while there. The lifelong friendships I made with my fellow volunteers. Like the roots and branches of this tree, we will be forever intertwined by this experience.
I want to go back. I want my family to go with me. We are making plans. We are making some changes around these parts to make this possible. It might not be tomorrow, it might not be next week. But we are pointing our lives in that direction.
In the meantime, I will continue to write about my experience. I will continue to share their story. I will continue to pray for them. For you. And again, I will ask if you have an extra $12.00 per month would you consider sponsoring Megaladi. They NEED water. This is the first item on the list and it will make the world of difference in their village.
|Ground water villagers dug up in a nearby dry river bed|
If you are on Facebook, there is now a Megaladi Facebook page. Interested in joining? Go here.