I will miss

Home in Iraq

Where is Home Anyway?
The past six months have been a whirlwind filled with new friendships and experiences.  It’s hard to remember how much things have changed since we first arrived.

Somewhere along the line, relationships developed with the students, and with it evaporated the vast majority of classroom behavior problems.

Somewhere along the line, we went […]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Home in Iraq

20 Questions in Greece – Elizabeth

Elizabeth spent two months of her summer break from college teaching English and helping out with various refugee projects in Athens. She was able to form deep friendships and make great friends. She left part of her heart in Athens with her new refugee friends and family.
20 Questions

What keeps you up at night? Things I haven’t […]

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 20 Questions in Greece – Elizabeth

A Glimpse of Heaven

Elizabeth was part of our team living in Athens for two months this summer. 

I have been back in America for a week now, and my thoughts are constantly returning to the friends I left in Athens. So many of these moments and relationships are cherished in my heart – many of them in a […]

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Glimpse of Heaven

Snow in Iraq

For a few days this year Nashville was a winter wonderland. Snow fell for one whole day and it was glorious! Nashville isn’t famous for having snow, but my daughters, born and raised in Nashville, love snow!

Last January we were living in Iraqi Kurdistan. Every winter in Iraq we missed having snow. It snows plenty in Iraq, just […]

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Snow in Iraq

The Sweet and the Bittersweet

(Sharing with us today is Katrina Winchester, who lived in Iraq and taught in the Medes School for 4 and a half years.
Now back in Nashville, TN, she still has a deep love for the people and places she remembers.)

Granola is one of the foods I began making while living and teaching overseas in […]

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Sweet and the Bittersweet

I Will Miss Many Things

“I will miss team night laughter, teasing, prayer, and the feeling of being with people who have the same heart. I will miss the infallible kindness of strangers and the limitless generosity of the friends I have made in Iraq.”
 

August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Many Things

I Will Miss Grocery Shopping in Iraq

“I will miss being able to walk to the store to buy everything I need, and paying only a few bucks for the eggs and produce that will feed me for a few days. Then going to the bakery on the corner for fresh hot bread that I have to force the baker to […]

July 27th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Grocery Shopping in Iraq

I Will Miss Cheek Kisses

“I will miss the good-byes and “see you tomorrows!” at the end of the day, and the good morning cheek kisses at the beginning.”

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss Cheek Kisses

Driving Me Crazy

“I will miss encouraging another teacher when they are discouraged about the same group of kids that has recently been driving me crazy.”

July 13th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Driving Me Crazy

I Will Miss the Laughter

“I will miss the laughter of shared stories about lives that I never thought I would be able to relate to, only to find that we have so much in common.”

July 6th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on I Will Miss the Laughter