thinking of nepal

I sometimes get nostalgic for our missionary life in Banepa. And when I do, I remember things like

  • watching hail the size of golf balls crack the window pane
  • getting excited about iceberg lettuce
  • sipping a tall glass of hot lemon and honey
  • eating momos by the dozen
  • seeing kids gets excited school
  • waking up before dawn to watch a jatra
  • burying myself under the covers to drown out the morning prayers being sung off key
  • feeling surprised at every fresh, new miracle
  • making friends with people of different faiths and race
  • taking two-minute showers
  • washing veggies in Clorox
  • stepping into the occasional warm pile of dung
  • buying pirated DVD’s with no guilt
  • getting used to bombs–started out the first year running out the door screaming and ended with reaching out for the TV remote to turn up the volume

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