Saturday June 7th: Final Day in Pemba
On our last day in Pemba, we all packed up our belongings and made our way to the Pemba airport. Some of our team was traveling to other parts of the world, so we said our good byes to them, but most of us where heading first to a connecting flight in Johannesburg, South Africa. When we all arrived at the Johannesburg airport, we all said our good byes to one another, and went our separate ways.
Sunday June 8th: The Flight Back Home
From Johannesburg, South Africa, I had a 16 hour flight to Atlanta, Georgia (one of the longest nonstop flights in the world.) When I arrived in Atlanta, I went to sit down in the seat section designated for people who would be flying into Sacramento, CA (My final destination). About 10 minutes before the plane to Sacramento started boarding, I started to become very sad. I became so sad, my eyes began to well up with tears.
Because I didn’t want to cause a scene at the airport, I somehow managed to not let any tears run down my cheeks. The reason I was sad was not because I couldn’t wait to get home and I missed my friends and family (even though I did), but it was because I did not want to go home. The way I see “home” now is different…
I don’t see “home” as a certain location, rather, I feel that I have been learning recently how to make multiple homes around the world. We don’t necessary belong in a certain part of the world, really, the only place we belong in the loving arms of Daddy God. When we trust Him whole heartedly, we can make our home anywhere He wants us to be.
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