I’m reminded today that life continues at home without me.
I talked to my dad last night and got word that my grandfather isn’t doing very well and has entered hospice. This part of service is the toughest – the sacrifices we make as future volunteers with Peace Corps include preparing our lives at home for our absence. How can one prepare for something like this? I’m left with a feeling of helplessness amidst training myself to help other people.
This is the first of what I’m sure will be many trying times throughout my service, making my commitment all the more real. I wish I could be there for my family right now. This is just as important, though, and they know I’m right there with them.