As I flew into Guayaquil, now over a month ago, I felt like I was coming home. The plane lowered to where I could identify buildings, stores and streets that I knew better that any I know in New Jersey. I couldn't hold back the huge grin that spread across my face as we glided into my well-known city. I thought my departure would be as sad as my arrival was happy, but, thankfully, it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Leaving round two meant I was actually going home; going home to a home I was ready to establish and invest in. This quick but important visit taught me that my life in Ecuador was full of contrasts: easy (to jump back into good relationships), hard (hard conversations/decisions), comfortable (back in my old room), uncomfortable (too many cockroaches), full of friends (always easy to find people) and lonely (everyone has their families); and while I could appreciate these contrasts and live in the moment, I knew that the moment was momentary. So, in conclusion, I'm thankful for my queridos Ecuadorian friends who will always have their doors open to my visits and I'm looking forward to what the Lord has in store for me in the United States.
So thankful for good friends
These music students :)