Here I am. In Africa. This situation is so surreal; I have to keep reminding myself that this isn’t a fascinating documentary or a special on Discovery Chanel. THIS IS MY LIFE, and it couldn’t be more perfect. So far, I’ve loved every minute of this trip, whether it’s been cleaning and painting a dump of a bathroom, turning it into a proud little masterpiece or drinking coffee so strong it could give you a heart attack. All the fundraising has been worth it, and we’re not even half way done with the trip. Today was not the most adventurous of days. We bid our fond farewells to the ridiculously endearing people of Shashemene (I shed a few tears), and packed into our van for the 4 hour trip pack to Addis. Though I said that today was not adventurous, I must say that the driving here is ALWAYS an adventure. Swerving around pedestrians and dogs and dodging mules and other cars while flying down the road at hair-raising speeds. When we got back to Amazing Grace guest house we all breathed a sigh. We felt like we were home. This team has bonded so much in the past few days, we are like a very odd and diverse family, each person with an incredible story to share. I pray that when America finds us again, we will be able to keep our hearts knit together like this. I know this post isn’t very long, but I just don’t know how to put these last few days into words. So, for those who read this back home, keep us in your hearts and prayers and always remember that God can make your life incredible if only you say yes. Ciao!