Monday, June 29, 2015

Back in Bulgaria

We are back home in Sofia.  We got back about a week and a half ago.  It is great to be back.

This evening our whole family went geo-cashing in our neighborhood.  We did not find the cash we were looking for, but we did run into one of Sophia's old classmates.  They were very happy to see each other.

Part of our geo-cashing adventure involved a puzzle on the door of our local water tower.
It reminded me of the video game Myst.

We received a very warm welcome from several of our Bulgarian friends on our arrival day.  9 people met us at the airport!  They also conspired with our landlord to fill our kitchen with food so that we did not have to go shopping on our first day back.  We have some great friends here.  It is wonderful to see them all again.

It is good to be home! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Two Days to Takeoff

I'm writing this from our home in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota.  I am surrounded by boxes, plastic totes, and luggage.  We are packing up to move back to Bulgaria!

We fly out Tuesday morning to begin our next term in Sofia.  The plan is to spend another 4 years there before our next stateside assignment.

It has been a good year in America.  We visited several supporting churches and many friends.  We traveled from Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota to Houston, Texas.  We saw people we have not seen in years, and our girls learned what life in America is like first-hand.

Going back to Bulgaria is bitter sweet.  We all have mixed emotions about it.  We are sad to say good-bye to our friends here, but we are also happy to be going back to a country that is just as much our home as America.

I for one am excited to get back because it means that we wont have to move again for a while.  This is our 13th move in 14 years of marriage.  It will be nice to be in one place for a few years.

51 hours to takeoff!