I've been back from Africa for 11 weeks.
Last week, I was watching Life is Wild, a show "supposedly" set in South Africa about a family that picks up their life and moves there to try to become a family again.
Trust me, it wasn't the Africa I know and love. However, towards the end of the show, my Africa song started playing.
And I lost it. I sat in my living room and bawled like a little baby.
I miss Africa, more importantly, I miss Kenya. I miss the kids I interacted with, I miss the friends I made, I miss Kym. I still smell Kenya every where I go. I feel like I'm losing parts of the story I knew to be there. I feel like I'm missing a piece of myself and there are times when I listen to my soundtrack that I made for Kenya and I still tear up.
The dates have been set for the 2008 trip and I am seriously reconsidering going. My heart aches for Kenya and I don't know what to do about it here in the States.
What do you do when you miss the place that makes you feel most like you?