in our cultural and religious dress.
The strange thing was, it is a new airport here in Winnipeg and so we were not used to it. Only Wilma, who travels quite a bit felt at home, for the rest of us it felt like just another foreign airport.
Another thing, it all seemed so boring. No strange people walking around in interesting and different kindress. We'd become so accustomed to seeing a raft of different religious and cultural garb everywhere we went in Jerusalem. We are a very boring bunch here in Canada.
When we got to the house, I had to go shopping for groceries. No more buffets! Too bad! Another thing, I had not driven a vehicle since Aug. 16. so it was strange to hop into a vehicle and drive again. Felt good.
But, most of all, we were grateful and overwhelmed by the experience of having been to Israel. We still cannot believe it actually happened. We could not stop processing and talking about our impressions and thoughts. It was an experience of a lifetime and will impact us forever.
It's strange right now to know you have changed, but not to know quite where or how much exactly.
It was fantastic to come home to family and our grandson. It did not take long for him to become comfortable with us again and we got right back into the business of Grandparents. Getting him all wound up and excited, running around the house with him.
But boy were we tired. Wanting to keep our sleeping for night-time, we all battled against nodding off. Some of us won, others lost. After supper, I nodded off for bit, would you believe sitting on the couch, in the midst of a social situation! Embarrassing or what!
But, the demands of life are pressing in. We all want to get back to our normal lives. We know we have bee impacted but its only with the passing of time that we will realize just how much and in what ways we have been impacted by this experience. Possibly you, our friends will see it before we do and alert us to some of this as time goes by.
We are overwhelmed and grateful for the experience.
Also, it is good to be home.