Tag Archives: Samoa

Reverse Culture Shock

For the past year, April has been on a remote island in the South Pacific, eating taro, drinking cheap Chinese beer, and wearing modest traditional Samoan clothing.  Since she came home there have been everyday things that have overwhelmed her- … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Reverse Culture Shock

Safe and Sound

Five flights and approximately forty hours after beginning her journey home, April arrived safely and right on schedule Saturday morning.  What a happy time!  Quinn left early that morning to drive from Raleigh with Evan.  Greg and Laura brought Mylah … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Safe and Sound

April’s Homecoming

After teaching for a year in Samoa, April finally comes home.  Waiting at the airport with us were her sisters and their husbands, and her new niece and nephew.  What a joyous day!

Posted in Family, Home, Memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on April’s Homecoming

Headed Home

If I have my time zones figured out right, April should be landing in Honolulu in the next few minutes, completing the first 2612 miles of her trip home.  She left Pago Pago last night.  She has told us how … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Headed Home

How Long is a Year?

It has been almost a year since April left for Samoa.  When she did, I knew that it was the best thing for her at the time, but I felt like my heart was being ripped out.  In five days … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Long is a Year?