Upon entry to our home we realized -
The water was not working, there had been a leak and needed to be repaired.
We had no cash on us and our debit cards to get cash had been turned off since we had again traveled to another country.
We had no groceries and no money to get groceries.
We had no internet- this can be a blessing too! But since our phone is through the internet, could not call to get our cards reinstated.
The AC unit in the house had a bees nest inside and no longer worked.
The stove was out of gas.
And you know what. For 2 days we were smelly, hot, and hungry. It is so hard to imagine that so many in the world live like this everyday. I pray we love others and when aren't as comfortable as we would like, we would still be grateful.
I think we got grouchy some. And the school let us some borrow some things. But, it was also so wonderful to be back HOME. Hearing old friends at the airport say, "Welcome Home" thrilled us. It really has become that for us. We are just so grateful to be all be together back home. And as I looked around me more, I was so thankful for friends and people we have come to know here, for the school and those who work there and for the students yearning hearts to learn and grow, and for God's provisions with a roof over our heads and knowing exactly what we need when we need it.
And now that we are settling in we got to celebrate Naiyah's 7th b-day party! We had a slumber party, which was a first for us. 2 of her friends came that are her age. And then one of the younger girls big sister came along too. And of course little brothers had to tag along.