Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One Year


Well, we have almost made it through our first year here in Kuwait. It's funny that time has seemed to fly and drag by simultaneously.
My older children have adjusted somewhat to school and life in general here. They both have made friends in school; although, none of their friends are Kuwaiti....
Life in Mangaf has been interesting to say the least. One day I looked out and was surprised when I thought I saw a kite flying by the window, only to be let down by the realization that it was a grocery bag aloft.
We, the kids and I, are eagerly anticipating going home this summer. Can I still call it 'home'? You betcha! Even though we will be going to the sweltering heat of the deep south, I am so looking forward to being able to go outside, see green things and hear wildlife and nature. How I miss the sound of wind, rain, birds and squirrels!
Maybe next year I will be able to concentrate on life around me better here. Maybe one day I will think about going back to work too. Maybe, maybe... but for now, I am just relishing the thought of home.

4 comments:

Intlxpatr said...

Thanks be to God, dear one, you have survived - and even thrived! The second year, things start to get better, and at the end of the second year, you are a veteran, and truly ready to engage Kuwait on your own terms. Woooo HOOOOO, Dixie Bedouin!

Carly said...

Thanks, Intlxpatr! I continue to read your blog and be inspired!

Bojacob said...

Nice pic!

It works the other way around too, I can't stand the sound of screeching birds and buzzing ... thingies, whatever they are in forests.

Nothing like the desolate deserts and brown skies of Kuwait! It makes me feel better that something is more miserable than me, heh.

I'm kidding :) There's no place like home, I admit.

Carly said...

Hey Bojacob,
Really? You don't like the sounds of nature? I guess you just learn to love where you live. :)
Maybe one day I will better appreciate the shades of gray in the shades of brown. :)