Thursday, August 28, 2008

it's time to go home

There's not much left to do here. The piano is gone, the sun has set, and we've said a few goodbyes, so all seems quieter now. Soon we will pull down some pictures, collect our things from around the apartment, pack our bags, and double check all the important documents. Like I said, there's not much left to do before we put our heads to our pillows and slow our hearts and minds for one more peaceful night's sleep in Amman, Jordan. In the morning we will rise with the sun and welcome the dawn of a fresh season for us.

In the waiting there is a sort of beauty--an acknowledgment that behind us is the new history of our lives, and before us is the opportunity to live out of the depth of that experience. We find ourselves simply nodding, like people do when they understand a truth without having to speak it. The truth is that it's time to go home. This epic journey is leading us back to San Diego, California, USA--not just San Diego, though, for in the words of our brother-in-law, we continue to be led in the pursuit of "...somewhere much greater, the home of your heart, the bosom of the living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

See you after one sweet week in Switzerland. Check back for the end of the story.

7 comments:

anjuli paschall said...

this post brought a welling up of tears to my eyes. love you both.

irene said...

It's sad to think that there is only one last blog after this one of your trip...it's like a story that I've been reading out of a great book for the summer, and now it's all coming to an end. Again you two, thanks for making my summer grand with your adventures! Excited to see what the Lord has instored for you guys when you get back. See you soon in our side of the world.
Love you both!

not far off said...

i have loved reading along your journey. Thank you for sharing as you have. Dan and I are in LA until 2 September and then we are on our way back to Bahrain. When you get home ... I have a lady I'd love for you to meet with, if you could. She is 26 (i think) and will be in SD all Sept - she is from Bahrain. Maybe we can talk before we leave!

Melissa said...

Thank you for bringing us along on this journey, it has been such a wonderful treat. I am so excited for you both to be home, but at the same time as I read your entry I felt sad, that the trip is coming to a close. But... there are always more adventures to be had and If I know one thing, it is that you two will find them:)

pandamonium said...

Have a great time in Switzerland. Safe travels back home! I really hope to see you both soon.

I'm going to miss this blog ...

Jill said...

Wanida,
What an amazing adventure you've encountered on this trip. I've tried to catch up on all the places you've been and the expereinces you've embarked on. I'm sure a trip like this will change every aspect of who you are forever. Thanks for sharing your stories and insights with us. I hope you enjoy your last week before returning home.

Corrie said...

Can't wait to have you home. Enjoy the last week with the swiss. The journey never ends. Corrie