team swazi::: maria croyle

Here I am in the airport waiting to board my 15 hour flight. It felt like only a few days ago that I was in this same airport waiting in anticipation to take off for South Africa. This whole journey has taught me some valuable lessons that I will never forget and will definitely put into practice back in the States. I have learned how to slow down my busy life and spend more time with my Heavenly Father. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life like a smile or laugh or a touch of a kid’s hand in yours. I have also learned how to be honest and vulnerable to people. But most importantly I feel like this trip has shown me the love of God to His children in a much bigger way than I have ever seen before.
I will be missing my second home in Africa. I will always remember my friends and family that I made in Eswatini. They have touched and changed my life greatly. So even though I will be a thousand miles in the air traveling to be a thousand miles apart from them. They will always be a part of me, because they have never left me and they never will.
As for my friends and family back at home waiting for me. I am ecstatic to see you all again and to tell you about the rollercoaster I have been on this past month. Can’t wait to see you on the other side.
All of my Love,
Maria Croyle