Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm Back and Life Stuff

I got back from Kenya on Sunday afternoon. It's awesome to be back and weird to be back. Life was so different for so long that it's odd to enter into this world again. The freeway on the drive home from LAX was almost scary to me after being in Kenya where you don't really drive over 50mph very often. I felt like the cars were flying past us and it was weird. The jet lag has really been hitting me too.

It has been so awesome to see Bea and my two daughters. I forgot how much steady and constant attention that they need though. It's weird that it is an adjustment, but it is. It's one I love, but it still takes effort.

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday and it came on a strange day. It was my first day back home and it was Bea's first day of school (teacher) which is a huge day for her. So I was home with the kids in the morning trying to remember how to do everything for Ella and play with Grace enough for her to be satisfied with my attention. I was fighting falling asleep. So weird. We went out to BJ's Pizza for dinner which was yummy, but my stomach wasn't feeling so hot. Then I actually went to sleep before 8pm. Not the usual birthday, but oh well.

So I am 33 now which is the age our Sr Pastor says we will be for eternity. I forget exactly, but it's based on a verse that says we will be like Christ in our future bodies or something like that. I know that's kind of weird sounding, but you better get a good look at me now because then you can recognize me in heaven.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

what if i die when i'm 32?

jason said...

i am glad you're back... hear oyu loud and clear on the "wierd to be back" and the "jet lag".

My experience in Kenya was God is very much alive and moving there. I would love to hear you thoughts and what your trip was like...

...when you get back in a groove of corse.

be_a_Mary said...

Eric, do tell us more when you can. When you think of One campaign, poverty, disease, etc. and all the africa awareness right now i know you are probably still absorbing all of it, but you are our eyes and ears, to help us build compassion and see the need. So speak brotha. I really am eager to learn

of course you know we are thinking of adopting from ethiopia and so i am very burdened for african orphans. i know ethiopia is different than kenya, but i am still interested in the need and the African people.

Anonymous said...

will you wear glasses in heaven...maybe you can trade up for some Bono goggles, if its for eternity and all...

Billy Chia said...

Happy Birthday and welcome back!