Well, I made it through the 18 hour flight home back to sunny Florida! After going through a 7 hr time difference and only 3 hours of sleep, seeing my family holding a Welcome Home sign was definitely a sight for sore eyes. Although it has been amazing being back home with my friends and family, I cant help but already start planning my trip back to beautiful Uganda for next summer! I find myself counting seven hours ahead now instead of backwards, trying to guess what everyone is doing back in Jinja. I just wish Uganda and Florida were a lot closer in distance!
It feels almost humanly impossible to put into words an accurate description of my summer in Africa. I have had so many people ask me " What was it like living in Africa?". Hah, where do I even begin? Saying goodbye to the girls, the mamas, Mercy and the other volunteers was so much harder than I anticipated. All I can say is thank goodness for waterproof mascara :) I went into this trip specifically praying to God for Him to break my heart for what breaks His... and He did. Being in Uganda on my own taught me so many things. I feel that I grew both spiritually and as an individual. It was the most incredible experience and I am looking forward to what this year holds until I can return next summer!