And what did we do the rest of the week in Swaziland?
To be honest, it is all a blur as that was about a month ago. Jim and I hit the ground running as our return to the States meant we had about a month and a half til our move date.
To say that it has been crazy since returning would be an understatement, but here are a few photo highlights from the rest of the trip.
We were able to deliver food to a homestead outside of Manzini.
We ate out with the Donaldsons.
Got our made-for-rough-and-rugged-African-roads vehicle.
Jim scrubbed black mold off the ceiling of the Donadson's bathroom.
Purchased insurance for said vehicle.
We surprised a Swazi friend by dropping by her office for an unplanned visit.
Jim and I lunched at my very-favorite-in-the-whole-wide-world Chinese place for lunch.
The Manzini Craft Market was where we bought a few souvenirs for the folks back home.
Time was spent pricing groceries and looking around at what's available.
For the kids' sake, we checked out the country's only movie theater so we could tell them about prices and offerings once we got back home. Wednesdays are half-price tickets and you can see a movie for around $1.50. Popcorn and a soda together cost less than $5.00.
And on our way back to the States, we ate very nice food.
Tex Mex for me and lots of meat for Jim at the Spur upon arriving at the Johannesburg airport on Thursday.
Lovely bakery items for dessert.
A peaceful and lovely breakfast at the Frankfurt airport on Friday.
And Laughing Cow cheese on the plane ride across the Atlantic.
We had an overnight layover in Houston on Friday so we stayed with some friends whom I have known since I was a teenager.
And after teary-goodbyes with the Grahams on Saturday morning, it was on to Jackson where, as stated previously, we hit the ground running.
The next post I write will be an update on what's gone on since and what is facing us in the weeks to come.
But before I close, let me say a big THANK YOU to all of you who prayed for us while we were there and supported us in other ways. We couldn't have done it without our friends helping out with banking, folks who looked after our kids, and all the others involved in various ways. This really is a team effort and that team ain't just us Macs. I am so grateful for the people God has put in our lives. We need each of them. We need you.