Less than 24 hours to go, and we’ve ended with a bang!
Our last week in Rabat was absolutely incredible.
We arrived in the villa Wednesday night, and first thing Thursday morning the police showed up on our doorstep! They grilled Zoe and Will about what we were doing, are we re1igious, why is there such a big group of us etc, and then kindly informed them that the gardener would be living with us for our ‘protection’. Riiiiight.
Understandably, we had to keep our heads down, B1bles away, and not really look like we are a grup of young people learning the ropes of a mi55ionary life.
This meant that ”unfortunately’ we had to spend our days having pool parties, reading out in the sun, playing cards, watching movies, and taking a trip to the local zoo.
Oh yeah – we got to see rhinos, lions, zebras, giraffes, elephants, hippos, cheetahs and hyenas in Africa – how cool is that?! (And yes, there were lots more animals, but those were the cool ones).
I kind of had bragging rights, seeing as I’ve been on a safari in Africa already (family trip to Uganda in 2009, thanks Dad!) and have already seen most of the animals in the wild in Africa, but it was still super cool 🙂
Now, we’re back in Spain, and people have the day off today to run around doing errands before they jet back off to their homes tomorrow.
It’s kind of crazy, but I feel slightly jealous of all those going home.
They get to see their families, friends, go back to jobs (and have money going INTO an account rather than OUT all the time!), play with pets, and all that everyday stuff most of us take for granted.
I have to say goodbye to so many amazing people, and then have a week in Prague by myself – granted, it’s not the hardest thing in the world to do, it’ll just be different, being on my own for the first time since December.
And then I have another two and a half months before I get to see my family and home again.
Yes, yes, it’s two and a half months of pure adventure – exploring Morocco again, as a tourist this time, heading to Jersey, France, the US, and meeting up with friends along the way, doing whatever I want, being limited only by money…
I just don’t want to say goodbye to everyone, I guess.
Anyway, it has been amazing being a part of this company.
I have loved the people, the lessons, the stretching and growing (although not always at the time).
I have loved and am so thankful for the places I have been through YW4M – mentally, emotionally, sp1ritually, and geographically, evenif I’m not entirely sure that’s a word 😉
It has been phenomenal.
Now, it is a beautiful Spanish day, and it’s only 1:30 in the afternoon.
I should probably go and swim in the Mediterranean, or play mini golf in our backyard or something.
Love you, miss you all!