Sunday, June 10, 2007

I should be sleeping


My stomach has been hurting for about two weeks. I'm not sure if it's a side effect of my malaria medication or my nerves. The reality of not seeing family and friends for a year is setting in. Although I am sure I will make wonderful new friends in Africa, I am a tad cynical seeing that I am convinced I have already met all the best people. Perhaps I will be proven wrong.
During my 24 years I have experienced more love and kinship than many would find in a lifetime. The realization of how blessed I have been has consumed my thoughts this week. How humbling it is to think of all I have experienced in comparison to the people I will be serving in Africa this year. Any sacrifice looks very light.
However, I will still miss my mom. Terribly.

5 comments:

faith said...
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faith said...

oh meg...i feel for you and am praying for your homesickness!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! Thinking of you while we are on night shift! It is probably the malaria tabs bothering you! Dont worry it will get better! You are going to have the time of your life! Love, mel smith and amy bennett and Jen Obrien

mom said...

wow such big faces, I miss yours already.

LoftGirl said...

Hey Meg - I found you! You are already gone at this point, but I thought I would say hello. I'll be praying for you this year. Much love to you. - Heather W.