Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nervous Anticipation

In just a few days, my family is trekking across the ocean to visit me for two weeks. As a family, we are really close. It's hard on all of us that many of us live so far apart, and yet, they are all so supportive they give me strength to live in Africa without them.

The whole family this last Christmas

My parents, Russ and Mary

My parents and all five of my brothers are coming, and I am so excited I can barely stand it. We're going to do all the touristy stuff I don't have the time or the inclination to do anymore. We'll go to Kruger Park, the waterfalls, eat pancakes at Harry's in Graskop, and we're going for a 3 day trip to the beach in Mozambique!

My brother Derek

My sister Danielle and brother Spencer

The details have been stressing me out a bit, but in reality, I'm nervous to have them here. What will they think of the life I have here? Will they love South Africa as much as I do? I feel pressure to make the trip perfect for them though I know better and I would love a vacation from myself at the moment.

Be praying for my family and me these next few weeks. For safe travels, open communication, and lots, and lots of fun!

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