As I take my morning shower the rising sun hits these bottle shards along the top of our wall. If the angle is just right it almost looks like frost glittering on the wall. I use the intensity of the glitter to gauge how long I’ve been in the shower. It’s a peaceful kind of timekeeper.
This morning I was thinking about my Leaving Rwanda list. Last year, as the time drew near to head back to the States, we made a list of things that we would NOT miss during our summer holiday. The close of our year had been stressful and we needed to remind ourselves that it would all be left behind. This year my list is of things that I *will* miss. I return to the States next week because of airline restrictions prior to my due date. I’m looking forward to being with my family and anticipating the baby, but I can already feel the tug of leaving our life here.
I’ll miss my morning sunrise.