home bound

Date December 17, 2008

My plane leaves in just over two hours from now. 

I’m sitting in my classroom staring at my bags and smiling at the way Colombian children say goodbye.  There are hugs and kisses and wide grins that let me know they might miss me just a little.

“Give saludes to your family from us, Mees!” one girl says while another makes me promise to bring back lots of green gum.  The boys hug me, too, and seem less bashful today.  Perhaps Christmas and a blonde headed teacher have softened them just a bit. 

There’s a giddy chatter that’s seeping in through the door as the kids are loading buses and I think I heard one of them speaking English. 

Life is good here, but I’m putting it on hold for the next three weeks or so. 

I’m going home.

Here’s to hoping that there are no emotional breakdowns this go ’round.

4 Responses to “home bound”

  1. Deanna said:

    Happy Traveling!!! (and MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

  2. Dani said:

    Praying right now for you a safe flight without the “emotional breakdowns”

    Love you!

  3. Jody said:

    Hope you have a safe and easy trip home… without any problems or delays. Hopefully get to catch up with you while your home this time. I still haven’t been to Handy Andy’s. Well take care. 🙂

  4. Lou said:

    You are probably very near if not at home by now. Praying all is well and you are safe. Nieca and I talked last night and we are soooo excited about Christmas and just being together. Can’t wait to see you……..sooooon!