|Returned Peace Corps Volunteers! Showing off our completed paperwork.|
From left to right: Lisa, Dan, Dylan, and Jamie
Today was a monumental, fantastic, and truly important day: Today we earned the letter "R."
As of this afternoon, Dan and I are no longer Peace Corps Volunteers. We are now considered RPCVs, or "Returned Peace Corps Volunteers."
After two years of service, we're coming back home.
This has been such a wonderful experience for me, and for my husband as well. We have really enjoyed living overseas. We've made friends (American and Mozambican), taught classes, and learned a new language. We've grown professionally, and we've grown personally (and culturally... and linguistically... and emotionally). We've developed our relationship, and solidified a strong foundation for our youthful marriage. Dan and I have given up so much to be here, but we've earned so much more.
I'm thankful and honored, and feeling joyous.
As of tomorrow morning, Dan and I are officially leaving the country of Mozambique. We will travel in South Africa for a couple of weeks and then return home to the States on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Adeus, a nossa terra gloriosa. Boa noite, Mozambique!
Bom dia, America!