Dear Haber and ReD,
You have my heart forever. I have finally received the package after a lot of stress and frustration. Holy. Cow.
Was it worth the couple days wait and 92,000 shillings? Absolutely. I am overwhelmed by your support for me and these children. From the get-go everyone has been really encouraging, from the lunch table talks to ReD letting me live there for a month to Dawn so graciously accepting my resignation. I love all of you more than you could possibly understand.
I don’t know if I’ll ever come back to Nashville to “settle down,” but this package assures me that city and the people who live there love me immensly. I will never, ever have any group of people in my life quite like you. As stressful as Haber was at times (even for the receptionist), that experience was a huge blessing. To my old coworkers, I love you so freaking much. I wish I could stroll around with the mail cart hand you each a thank you note and maybe even do a little dance. To Reynold, Ella and Donna (ReD), you will never know how much you have helped me out. I know if I ever need a place to sleep, you’ll not only give me a place to crash, but you’ll also feed me and force me to play Wii. I love you and you will forever be my family. And to my very best friends in Nashville (Kaley, Steve, V-Rok and, even my sandwich man, Adam), thank you for dealing with me more than anyone should have to. From working together to hanging out to having slumber parties to wogging, I love(d) every minute I spend with you. I love you.
I love you. I love you. I love you.
Thank you for this package. Thank you for the letters. Thank you for the gummies and Jelly Bellies (Kaley, even if they are stale I’m still eating every single one). Thank you for the peanut butter, magazines and movies. Thank you on behalf of the children for all the children/Bible movies. Thank you for all the art supplies and clothes and stuffed animals (though there is a problem of the older kids taking the stuffed animals and selling them on the black market…no joke). Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
You have wholly contributed to the instant renewing of my tired, exhausted and emotional spirit. These next three and a half weeks have become a lot more bearable because of your love and generousity.
I owe you something. I don’t know what, but it’s something awesome. One day, I will repay you. I promise.
Nashville…I LOVE YOU and I MISS YOU, and I will be back sometime soon.