Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Feel Like a Foreigner

I have been in-country for about a week, and honestly I am experiencing some reverse culture shock. It is odd to feel like a foreigner in your home country, but that is exactly what's happening. For example the other day I went to get gas at the gas station and for a moment I froze because I didn't know what to do. Also driving is kind of weird, especially when I am used to walking or riding jeepneys or taxis (where someone else is doing the driving).

However the best part of being Stateside is reconnecting with family, friends, and loved ones. The other day Chris and I took Danny and his cousin, Marissa, to Chick-fil-A. They are so cute together--they are both three years old.

The really enjoy being together, giggling and telling jokes, and just playing and interacting.

Marissa LOVES ranch dressing (like a Texan loves ranch dressing), she dips everything in ranch.

Even grapes.

Of course, no visit at Chick-fil-A would be complete without a visit to their huge play place.

This is the best part of being in the States, being with family we miss so much. We look forward to reconnecting with many of you during our time in the U.S. I am starting to feel less and less like a foreigner, and more and more at home in my American home. Now someone just needs to turn the heat up, I am FREEZING.


  1. You're freezing? You would have *loved* it six weeks ago! :P

  2. I've got a quick furlough coming up as well. I'm hoping I don't get too cold!