Feliz Navidad. I felt that I needed some sort of closure with this blog. My last post was rather rushed and I feel as though I need to properly thank all of you for coming along on this journey with me. I cannot believe that we were able to experience something so wonderful and enriching and that I got to share it with all of you through this blog.
The day before the day we left our adopted city was a difficult one. I had to return books to the library- a good twenty minute walk from our apartment and a good, long walk across the city. Afterward I went to pick Jaime up from school and it was sad to realize that I would never get to spend time with him like that again. The good news is that I've already received several Facebook messages from Jaime- good to know we can so easily keep in touch!
Our journey back to Boston from Spain was generally uneventful... except for when Iberia made us each leave a carry-on bag in Granada, promised us that we would find them in Madrid, and then completely neglected to send it to Madrid... We still have not received our luggage. I think that it is related to all of the snow storms shutting down many of the airports worldwide, but I still want it back! Grrrrr...
How has the conversion back to United States living gone for me? I have to admit that I miss a few things about Granada, but that I am so glad to be back at home with my family. Christmas with my family was so wonderful and it was so great to be with the whole family and to see some of my extended family too! It has been normal adjusting to that part of life once again and just like falling right back into something so familiar and... well, home! What has been interesting to re-adjust to is the fact that everyone speaks English here. Whenever I go to pay, ask questions, or order at restaurants or stores I find that before I go up to speak with the workers I think about what I am going to say and how it would translate to Spanish, but then I realize... these people speak English! Peculiar. Also, it's been sad not to have Pam around all of the time and will be glad to see her around Stonehill once again.
Once again, I would like to thank all of you for your support, love, and reading eyes during this amazing experience. I hope that all of you had a blessed and holy Christmas and that you have a happy and healthy New Year.
PS I'm going to miss blogging.
PPS Here is my last: I love you.