03 August 2011

el fin

Well, world, I'm back in the U S of A., and my year in Chacos has officially ended. It feels really nice to be able to go on a run without fear of abduction/ robbery/ getting chased by dogs/ being stared at, and it's really nice to not have to clorox fresh fruits and vegetables AND to be able to cook when/what/how much I want... but it's so quiet at night that I can't sleep without my fan going and ipod, and all the lawns are so manicured and perfect, and everyone speaks English, and it's SO hot! ((Copious amounts of Diet Dr. Pepper help nicely with that last one, though...))

There are many many things to get re-used to as I re-acclimate to my home, and get prepared for in San Antonio... But it feels nice to be home, and I'm thankful that I made it home sin novedades, or without troubles.

Thanks again for praying for me, supporting me, and following me through this year. It's been hard but beautiful and completely life-changing.
bendiciones, juli

Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do: God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act. -Proverbs 24:12

PS: Here are all of my photos from the year... https://picasaweb.google.com/julierinsmith

01 August 2011

Farewell, Ciudad Vieja

Chacos leaving my street

my last night in Ciudad Vieja (with my host parents)