Well. I’m in the airport. How do I feel? I’m not sure. Tired. I will get on the airplane and land in the United States in the morning — weird.
If someone asked me to summarize my experience, I really don’t know what I would say — it’s hard enough to choose highlights from the experiences I blog about! Imagine the entire five months! I could offer a few words: Love. Friends. Unforgettable. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Difficult. Amazing. Unexpected. Mind-blowing. Crazy. Lovely. Mine. God’s. Ours. Confusing. Challenging. Unimaginable. Wow. Yes. Yay. Aww.
Hmmm…. I’m not sure that that clarified anything.
But my flight leaves at 8:15pm, in less than an hour, and I will encounter my mom and sister in the airport tomorrow at 11:15am. Wow, I miss them. This is going to be good. Saying goodbye to everyone was hard. Saying goodbye to my family here was really hard. Kissing little Elo for the last time (in a while), I think I left one of my tears on her face. What a bitter-sweet sweet thing it is to have become so attached to these people, to share so much love with these people, that driving away is so difficult. But the deed was done. And I will surely remain in constant contact with my beautiful new family.
All the goodbyes have been said — here’s to hello.
Peace and Blessings and Conclusions x
(From Santiago, Chile)
PS. Another post is on the horizon so that you all know that I made it home alright and maybe can hear a bit about the beginnings of my readjustment.