Tuesday, March 13, 2012

She's just a girl like me!

Yesterday was so much fun. Two ladies and Catie and I went on a road trip about an hour and a half from here to meet with a local lady. The country is BEAUTIFUL in the spring. We saw some amazing Roman ruins on the way. Then we got to the city. I checked google, and that city began in 5000BC. Whoa!!

When the lady met us, she was wearing the full muslim covering. Just her eyes showed...and the adorable baby on her hip. But I realized that I've felt intimidated and scared by that kind of outfit. That's embarrassing to admit...but true.

When she got into our car, she pulled back the face covering, and guess what? She was a woman...just like me. She laughed and talked (English and Arabic fortunately). She's a mom and a wife. Do you know why she wears the full covering? Because her husband wants her to. Wow...I have some things to learn from her.

John did some amazing stuff yesterday, too! You'll have to ask him about it!

Last night we went out with our teammates and another friend. We went to the most amazing Arabic meal. Delicious!! When you come visit, we'll have to go!

Well, we're about to grab a taxi, put our non-Arabic skills to the test and head out.
Sending love to you from the middle east, friends!!


  1. don't be embarrassed,it is perfectly understandable.

    can't wait to hear where that taxi took you!

    love you guys!

  2. So excited for you guys!! Sending love and hugs to you across the miles


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