Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Goodbye Africa!

Coming back to Heronbridge was such a strange feeling.  As we all got off the bus you could hear everyone saying, "this is so weird!! It's like we never left!"

Ending off this 3-month adventure of a lifetime in the same place we began it gave us a very odd sense of deja vu and made it seem like the last 3 months had literally flown by.  In some ways, it seems like we've been in Africa forever, but at the same time it feels like we've just arrived.

Our time in Heronbridge was full of 'lasts'.  Our last time moving, our last time packing, our last debrief, our last church service, our last meal in Africa, our last time soaking up the hot African sun, and one of our last time together as a group.  There was also a lot of reminiscing, "Remeber when..." was a phrase often heard.

It was a bittersweet 6 days, knowing that our time together was coming to a close and that Africa would soon be a memory.  But we also knew it was less than a week until we would be on Canadian soil with a Tim Horton's iced cap in our hands reuniting with our family and friends.  It was a very strange mixture of emotions, but that didn't stop us from having an awesome last week!!

A multitude of hours in the pool and in the sun were how our days were mostly spent, although volleyball, cricket and euchre were other options (when we weren't debriefing of course).  We even had an Easter egg hunt!  Although, technically it was more of an Easter P.S. Bar hunt...  We also had the pleasure of being with Ryan as he was baptized on Easter morning!

It was an incredible week, but as awesome as this country is, it's time to say goodby and go back home.

Good bye Africa, it's been a blast.

Written by: Kelsey

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