We are quickly approaching the four-month mark of this adventure. Moving to Indonesia has been, by far, the most difficult and challenging thing that the girls have ever done. With that said, it has also been an incredibly rewarding experience for them. Just a few months ago, they left behind a world of convenience, luxury, and comfort (which included Target and Taco Bell) for a world that was only imaginable from the pictures that Chris took and from the stories that he told. Even with those pictures and stories, nothing could have prepared them for what they have gone through.
The transitional process of moving into this unique and unconventional community has been long, and, at times, difficult. However, the girls are beginning to show signs of genuine contentment. They are happy, healthy, safe, and have gained a strong sense of connectedness and community. They have successfully acclimated to life in the jungle!
On a little side note: I JUST experienced my first earthquake! It was a small one (between a 3.0 and 4.0), which is common here. It made the air and floor move in waves, wobbled my chair, and rattled the kitchen cupboard doors. I’ve been secretly waiting to experience my first earthquake, so, now that I have, I don’t think I need to experience another one.