Changing Tone

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.

3 thoughts on “Changing Tone

  1. Aunt Sherry says:

    Grampa knows that his grandchildren love him dearly. You have been a fantastic grandson to him. Being here unfortunately doesn’t make it any easier for the journey that grampa is on.

    Know that you are loved and thought of often.

    Aunt Sherry

  2. Thinking of you and your grandfather, babeh. He knows you’re doing wonderful things over there and you’re right..your family knows you’re here with them ALWAYS. Wishing I could squeeze you for days and I’m really glad to hear that you’re doing okay in other posts. I love you so much. Xx.

  3. Jamie says:

    We are all thinking of you here. We are all together and feel bad you cannot be here with us. But hopefully we can skype and we are certainly keeping you in our thoughts in this different time. I love you jeremy and will try to call you today, i wasn’t sure whether to do skype or phone, but i guess i will try both.
    lots of love,

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