We spent the summer in the States. We blinked our eyes and now we are back again in Morocco. I rejoice even now for the precious time with family and friends. I grew to love them all even more through shared stories of God’s faithfulness, parenting, and patience through suffering. I laughed and cried and ate way too much mint chocolate chip ice cream and artichoke dip. I saw the graceful mom my younger sister is becoming. I watched my kids catch fish and a son hone some basketball skills. We paid 2 years worth of dental bills, had wisdom teeth removed in our 17-year-old, and all had well check-ups! Phew! All along our trek from Ohio to Arizona were people that we learned from and were blessed by. I’m filled. I’m renewed. I’m thankful.