Everyone is different. No two people are alike. Yet I am always surprised by how similar people are. People around the world everywhere, for the most part, share the same relational values, laugh at the same things, cry at the same things, rejoice and mourn at the same things. No matter how different we are, these similarities serve to remind me that people everywhere have more in common than the red fluid pumping beneath our skin.
I am about to learn and experience new things, take new opportunities, and grow in new ways, as always when traveling to a new place.
My trip to Kenya has started quite unlike any of my others. The airlines had to reschedule my return flight and for the inconvenience of delaying my time of arrival back home in February, they have decided to bump me up to first class – for all six flights! With 22 hours and 55 minutes of traveling, I’m most thankful.
Before this blog gets full swing into my Nairobi life, I just want to say ‘thank you.’ Thank you to all my family and friends who have looked forward to this opportunity with me, sharing all the bittersweet moments of parting with encouragement, best wishes and prayers. I will do my best to keep this blog updated and share my experiences with all of you. You are so special to me.
With 6 months ahead of me, I know the time will fly. I am completely overwhelmed with how natural this feels and looking forward to seeing this path unroll before me.
Canada today, somewhere over Europe tomorrow, Kenya on Friday. I’m ready! Let’s go!