Back in the USA

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Thanks to the wonders of flight, I have been back in the US since Saturday evening. I’m still adjusting to home and preparing to leave for college. Life gives you a bit of a shock when you wake up in Mexico Saturday morning, get on a plane after lunch, and find yourself in the US by dinnertime. My last few days in Mexico were amazing, but I’d like to share a little of my first few days home.

Coming into the airport and seeing my family was great! They brought some of my favorite snacks, but due to a delayed flight, I had eaten a decent amount in the airport and wasn’t very hungry. Because it was late, we mostly just went home and went to bed.

The next morning, my sister came into my room to wake me up. Being a very nice sister, she did so gently, whispering, “It’s time to get up.” Unfortunately, I still felt like I was in Mexico. So waking up in my huge bed in a room by myself having one little sister to wake me up in English startled me a bit. I jolted awake and scared her with my reaction!

These past couple days I’ve seen a lot of my extended family and a few of my friends. I’ve decided to teach my dog Spanish so I can speak Spanish with someone. I coerced my cousins into playing soccer. My sister enjoys playing as well, so she and I were on different teams. While it wasn’t quite as competitive as a house game at my Mexican home, my sis and I got a bit rough with each other.

I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with school prep stuff: getting all the forms in, buying notebooks, figuring out what I need to pack. I think I’ve got everything now. It’s just a matter of cramming everything into my bags.

The most unexpected thing I’ve had to readjust to: carpet. When I came home Saturday night, I kicked off my shoes. My bare feet touched carpet for the first time in 3 months. I jumped right off it onto our kitchen floor, exclaiming, “I don’t like that!” It was such a weird feeling after living in a home with all tile flooring.

I’ll keep you all updated as I continue to readjust to life here. I’ve enjoyed my summer and am so grateful for your love, support, and prayers!  God bless you all! Dios les bendiga!

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