Thursday, August 24, 2006

We're Back

We arrived back in our hometown yesterday, right in time for lunch! I can't really explain the feelings going on right now...still trying to look back and fathom what took place over the last 14 days. Things went so fast while we were there and before you knew it, you are back home, continuing to process all the things God's placed on your heart and allowed you to experience.

I am hoping to begin posting my journal entries in the next few weeks, but for now we are simply concentrating on getting back into a "normal" sleeping pattern and spending plenty of time with our kids...Little Miss celebrated her birthday the day before we arrived back in North America, so we plan on celebrating with family this weekend.

I have to say I felt completely torn and didn't expect to experience it to the extent I did! I knew I was going home to see my family and be mommy and teacher-mom again, but in doing that, it meant saying goodbye to new friends and knowing that the time will be uncertain as to when we'll see them again. A lot will change in that time and they will be missed terribly...we already find ourselves showing people our pictures and videos...I woke up in the middle of the night and Mr. Cinder was listening to videos of the Sri Lankan children singing "Blessed Be the Name of the Lord" and surfing through the 500 or so pictures we took while away.

This is a picture taken of the Indian Ocean, on the first day we were in Sri Lanka. This was taken from our hotel room - it was a beautiful hotel and you literally walked out onto the beach and down to the ocean. I'm going to sign off for now, as my family will be getting up in a few minutes and I would like to sit and rest a little while longer.

I pray everything is going well with you and yours...I look forward to getting my blogging up and going again soon and dropping by to "catch up" with y'all. Blessings and prayers to you!

8 comments:

Jayleigh said...

So glad you're home safe. I was just here this morning and then saw you'd updated!! Beautiful picture and I look forward to seeing more!!!

Cinder said...

Hey there Jayleigh! Yes, we are home and now trying to catch up on sleep and spend time with our family. Once we're back in a more regular pattern of life, I'll start posting my journalling I did while around the world and will post more pictures as well!

Blessings and love to you!!

Corry said...

Welcome back, dear sister. You were missed. I am grateful you are back safe and sound and hope God blessed all your work.
Thanks for sharing that beautiful picture. I am looking forward to hearing/reading all about your trip.:-)

God's Grace.

crazy mom said...

Welcome back! I look forward to hearing/reading about, what sounds like, an amazing God filled experience. Wish Happy Belated Birthday to little missy from my family.

Take care and enjoy the rest before you have to start school.

curious servant said...

I'm glad you are back.

I'm sure it was quite an experience and I'm looking forward to hearing more of it.

Rest up.

God bless.

curious servant said...

I'm glad you are back.

I'm sure it was quite an experience and I'm looking forward to hearing more of it.

Rest up.

God bless.

Cinder said...

Corry ~ Thanks Corry...we are happy to be back safe and sound. We spent time in a beautiful country with precious people...living a couple of weeks in a country in the realm of civil war was life-changing in more ways than I can express.

I will hopefully soon get my mind around all my thoughts and begin to type them out with photos for everyone to see! Blessings to you and Kc...

Crazy Mom ~ It truly was an amazing God filled experience. I passed along birthday wishes to little miss from you. I am resting all the time right now, so hopefully by next week, I'll be good to go...we'll hopefully see you Sunday!

CS ~ Thanks so much for dropping by! It was a truly life-changing experiences in more realms than I can even begin to explain. Once I'm all rested I will begin to share the journey...blessings to you and yours!

audrey` said...

Welcome home, Cinder :)
We missed you!