Julie and I returned to Belchertown safely on July 3rd. The departure day was a little bittersweet. Lawrence, our driver picked us up and took us to the school as we tried to cram everything we could into the last few hours on-site. Julie managed to get her final lecture posted on the Moodle site, and I worked a lot with Jappah to get the remote access setup.
We spent part of the morning with Vuyu, the dean of the school. He has a daunting task ahead of him. There’s little funding available to run the school and so as he said he will go begging to various NGO’s and companies in Monrovia seeking assistance. We both hope he is successful because there is such a great need.
Adjusting to ‘normal’ life in the US has been a bit harder than I expected. Monday, July 7th I started a new job and Sunday, July 6th Julie headed off with our daughter Rachel to Missouri where Rachel starts her new job. It’s a week later and everyone is either back home or in their new home in the case of Rachel).
Our dear friend Chacha told us ‘Africa will change you.’ The same sentiment came from our daughter Sarah who has been there for work several times. I am sure they are both right, now Julie and I just have to figure out what those changes mean for us.