We arrived back to POC before noon (the day before American Thanksgiving). It was great to be reunited with all the other families, but there's no words to describe how strange we felt to be back. It felt like we were back in another world again. The bucket showers which once we thought were so archaic, now felt like a dream. The dorm rooms with the cement floors seemed huge, and best of all there were lights!!
The next day was Thanksgiving. We thoroughly enjoyed the mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and chicken. We realized even more just how much we had to be thankful for.
The rest of the week we spent debriefing with our teachers, and fellow students. It was good to talk about our time in village living; both the struggles and the joys. We also spent time packing again, and getting ready to fly to Ukarumpa on Dec. 2.