Monday, July 2, 2012

Leaving Jamaica.....Arriving Stateside!

We arrived at the airport Wednesday morning, June 27 at 5:30. An early start. A tough day. Safe flights. Melancholy. Sadness. Homesick for what was. Missing school. Missing our students. Missing Jamaica. Everything hit at once.

When we arrived at the Newark airport, there was something wrong with Ryan's car that he had left there when he flew to Jamaica for Renee's graduation. The car went in the shop. We went to a hotel. We were so praying that the car would be repaired quickly but it wasn't so we had to stay in the hotel another night.

We left Newark on Friday the 29th and drove to Valley Forge Christian College. Our next place to lay our heads!

The college is so gracious to let us stay in the dorm rooms until our shipment arrives. So the four of us are college kids together!

We have no idea how long it will be till we get our belongings from Jamaica. The container was held extra time. One hangup was our lock box. They wanted it opened because the officials thought we were shipping a weapon. Denny had to give approval for that box to be broken into. It is simply a document safe, where our passports usually reside! Lesson learned! Next time we need to tape the key to the box so they don't have to destroy it!!

I was really anxious to go to church yesterday, thought we would enjoy some Fourth of July flavor or celebration. Unfortunately we chose one that just lost its pastor so there was no celebrating! Renee and Ryan went to a church where Ryan was on the worship team while he was a student here at VFCC. We met up at a Mexican restaurant and enjoyed our day together.

A really special thing happened at church though. The first persons to greet us are from Jamaica. Yup, I cried.

At this point we are looking for some bottles to hold all these tears.....

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