Monday, August 31, 2009

I Made It!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I made it safely. I've been pretty busy with orientation which lasts through this week. The first class is Friday, and things will slow down after that; so I'll be able to post regularly. Thank you for all your prayers and support! I sure do miss the US! Don't forget to keep me posted on things that are happening on your side of the ocean :o)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cry Baby :o(

So, it's official....I'm a cry baby!!
I spent the weekend in TN with my sister and niece. On Saturday, we drove up to see my grandmother (it was her first time meeting her great-granddaughter). My Nanny has been in and out of the hospital, but she is back at home and is starting to feel better. I was so happy to get to spend some time with her and to see her with Jazmyne. When it was time to go, the tears started flowing!
We left Greeneville and headed for Morristown to see our dad. We had a really nice visit, and I did really well right up until it was time to go. Then, you guessed it....more tears!!!!

Sunday was even worse when I said goodbye to my cousins and uncle at church, but I was able to pull myself together pretty quickly. I pretty much lost it when I had to say bye to Tiff, James, and Jazmyne; and I  cried half of the drive from Knoxville back to Chatt. Once I got home and settled in, it really hit me that I'm leaving! The sadness was quickly replaced with smiles when Tiff and Jazmyne surprised me! They came to Chatt to spend the next couple of days with me before I go!!! As James so eloquently put it...."They like me!!! They REALLY like me!!!!"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Giving it a Try

A few people suggested that I keep a blog while I'm away. I'm completely new to the blogging world, but I decided to give it a try. My departure date is swiftly approaching, and I have soooooo much to do. Between spending time with family, packing, and finishing up some last minute projects, I don't know how it's all going to get done. Stay tuned.......