Looking Ahead

Our previous blog was about the things I’m nervous about, however, today’s is about the things I’m looking forward to.

1. I’m looking forward to seeing family and friends and hugging them!
2. I’m looking forward to knowing what’s going on in the lives of family and friends.
3. I’m looking forward to worshiping at our home church.
4. I’m looking forward to restaurants, fast food, convenience foods, fully stocked grocery stores, etc…
5. I’m looking forward to air conditioning.
6. I’m looking forward to medical care, including hospitals.
7. I’m looking forward to 911 service for police, ambulance, fire fighters, etc…
8. I’m looking forward to being able to get in a car by myself, drive to a store and shop by myself without being proposed to or pulled by the arm to come shop at their spot.
9. I’m looking forward to going to a hair stylist for a hair cut in a climate controlled salon.
10. I’m looking forward to a pedicure.
11. I’m looking forward to blending into a crowd.
12. I’m looking forward to not being called by my skin color.
13. I’m looking forward to constant electricity, water and internet.
14. I’m looking forward to ordering something online and it comes within days or weeks instead of months.
15. I’m looking forward to buying cans of pre-made foods like cream of mushroom soup or tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce or spaghetti o’s.
16. I’m looking forward to living in a home that doesn’t have bars on the windows, walls with barbed wire around the yard and locked gates.
17. I’m looking forward to sitting outside at night, gazing at the stars and not being worried about malaria when bit by a mosquito.
18. I’m looking forward to carpet.
19. I’m looking forward to Charmin toilet paper.
20. I’m looking forward to going to the dentist.
21. I’m looking forward to purchasing new undergarments and clothing.
22. I’m looking forward to purchasing new, supportive shoes.
23. I’m looking forward to wearing make-up again.
24. I’m looking forward to the new full time ministry God has yet to show us.
25. I’m looking forward to going to a movie.
26. I’m looking forward to drive-through windows.
27. I’m looking forward to cars staying in their lanes, parking spots that are clearly marked and somewhat predictable behavior on the road (red light – cars stop, green light – cars go, cars on the right have the right of way).
28. I’m looking forward to seatbelts.
29. I’m looking forward to not needing to use a gas bottle for cooking.
30. I’m looking forward to throwing away a zip close bag after using it instead of washing it to reuse.
31. I’m looking forward to using a clothes dryer with a dryer sheet and pulling out the warm, clean scented smelling article. Our towels here are like drying off with a loofah.
32. I’m looking forward to cuddling down into a warm bed on a cool night.
33. I’m looking forward to different seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall.
34. I’m looking forward to mowing grass.
35. I’m looking forward to having a physical address.

The list could continue on and on, but I thought I better stop at 35.

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2 Responses to Looking Ahead

  1. Pop-pop says:

    Wow. Now is some list. And we are looking forward to seeing you enjoy all that and more. Praying for your safe trip home.

  2. MawMaw says:

    …and Pizza Glen and hearing Grandma Sarah sing “and many more” and the end of the happy birthday song and enjoying her homemade chocolate ice cream with bits of chocolate throughout and finding good garage sales…and looking forward to making many new memories with you, too!

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