After 36 hours of travel, we are back home in the states. The 10 days in Uganda have come and gone. It’s hard to believe and I don’t even know where to begin. The re-entry process has been a little bit overwhelming.
For ten days, I was completely disconnected from everything and it was exactly what I needed. For ten days, I was surrounded by a group of people who I got to know very well and some of whom have developed an unexplainable connection. We were changed and affected by our experience, together.
Forty two people from across the states, all together, in a third world country to help change lives. Not only did we make an impact on the lives of the Ugandan people – they also had an impact on us. From our fearless leader, Hope, to Claire and the surgery team, everyone on the trip worked together to make it a HUGE success.
We were asked at the very beginning of our journey to think of one word to describe our trip for when people asked about our experience when we returned home. Truthfully, I am at a loss for words. Life changing? Rewarding? Phenomenal? All of the above.
Thankfully, I kept a journal during my time there and will post about each clinic day. But for now, it’s time to unwind, disconnect and reflect.