Six weeks of travel provided a singularly acceptable excuse to my otherwise fairly reasonable soul to check out of the blogging world for almost four months. "Being a lazy bum" didn't seem as kind.
Anywho, travel! After six months of working with these fine people...
...I decided to take a trip. Read more here and here. But in short, I got to see Hannie and the Aya Sofya and try my hand at bantering in Turkish (I was decent, teşekkürler).
With Kristian getting married in July (who's excited about getting a sister-in-law? THIS GIRL) and Nicky starting college at Wheaton the whole Rubesh clan will be moving back to the states for six months starting in June. A big part of spending time in Sri Lanka was feeling like I was coming home - and relishing the certain amount of letting go and being free and being fully known that comes with that. With my family moving here for a bit, I anticipate some of that being transfered States-side. I'm alternating between bracing myself and being excited for what God is going to do with this next phase of new jobs and settling - somehow I get a vague feeling that learning to "be" - at least for a little while - is going to be a continueing theme.
And it will be good.