It's so strange that being back in KC can feel so normal and comfortable, when it's so different from what we've been used to this past year. Some thing still surprise and startle me - like automatic flushing toilets (gets me every time...), self-serve soda fountains (seriously, you serve yourself AND you can go back for free seconds?!? Asia definitely doesn't have that!), and clean, smooth roads. As someone who never drives a car back in Cambodia, I can tell you I am lovin' driving in KC.
Home leave is always a balance between trying to see everyone and do everything you've missed over the past year, and finding times of rest and quiet to reflect back on what's happened and to pray over what will be next. Hopefully we will find that balance and see ourselves, at the end of the month, refreshed and excited for another year in Cambodia.