It has been the end of many things, and also the anticipation of coming back. There are a lot of things here that I never realized I would do, and my life here was different and better than I had expected. When asked if I am ready to come back, I have a mixture of feelings - I am in both worlds.
One of the highlights of our time - Annie and I have been continuing to play volleyball with the team at Sojourn, and LOVING it! It has been my first team sport, and the team environment and all the people has been one of my favorite parts. I have made a lot of progress from when I started - after the first two months I successfully started getting strong serves over (overhand), and was super happy and kinda surprised to become one of the two main setters of the team. Our team is a very mixed group - grades, 6-12 - almost 20 kids, some of which have been playing for over 5 years. The other half of us just started this January, but all of us have grown so much. I had my first game against another school, as one of the setters........and we won! It was a really good game - I was so happy. Last week we went to our last practice, and said our goodbyes to everyone. It was really sad, but overall a peaceful goodbye - they prayed over us at the end. I went home happy and fulfilled - I was glad for such a great end to our awesome time there.
action from our first game
the girls :)
Me and the girl in the blue shirt, Cana, are the two setters. The girl on the left is her twin, Bethany. :) Then the one in the black shirt next to me is Alej. :) If anyone is wondering the two people in the back.....that's Ally and our Coach. :D /\
I love the team. :)
When I get home, I definitely want to keep playing volleyball.