The day we thought would never arrive, finally did! On June 19th, we moved into our flat, ending the three month saga of missed dates, delays, and all the hiccups that those delays caused. It is quite amazing how a simple thing like being in your own home can bring such joy and peace to all the family.
The kids excitedly helped(without complaining) pack up our meager belongings back into the suitcases we brought over from the states. It didn’t require a lot of effort or time to move 15 suitcases a mile down the road, but rather the accomplishment was in the receiving of the keys and finally feeling like we were home. Home. After almost four months in Mombasa, home was a welcome word for us. An a welcome idea as well. The guest flats we have stayed at have all been great and we were grateful for the hospitality of our friends, but we did in fact feel like guests in our new home country. And we longed to be settled.