Friday, June 11, 2010


I only have a few days left in Cambodia. I think I may still be in a bit of denial, but the piles of clothes and gifts, open suitcases, and bare walls in my room are forcing me into a brutal reality.
Don't get me wrong. I am excited to see my family and friends at home. I am looking forward to celebrating my Grandpa's 85th birthday with him. I am looking forward to meeting my nephew who was born in April. I am looking forward to walking barefoot in the grass.
I am sad to say good-bye to a nation and people that I love. I am desperately going to miss my friends here and my life here.
I know that this good-bye is not forever. In fact, it is really only good-bye for a couple months. I am planning to return to Cambodia very soon to continue my work here. The work I will be doing upon my return is in a different capacity and with a different organization, and I could not be more excited about the opportunity God has opened up for me!!!

I am not sure how to articulate the range of emotions I am having right now. So, I would appreciate prayers for an easy transition back to America after having lived in Cambodia, and for all things to fall into place for my return to Cambodia...


  1. I've enjoyed so much reading about your experiences in Cambodia! Thank you for sharing them. I'm looking forward to hearing about the many more opportunities that God has for you!

  2. Hey Heather,

    Travel safe! We're praying for you as you head "home" and for when you return to your "home" in SE Asia. Enjoy your time away and a bit of a break from it all over here!