Let me tell you something - I am one lucky lady. Never has it been more apparent than coming home to America last week.
After arriving in NY tired and with a heavy heart after leaving my sweet love - Annette, a friend I met in Mali, not only welcomed me into her home but also treated me to a delicious Indian dinner. What a sweetheart!
|Lunch with the beautiful and talented Claire|
|Dinner with treasures of friends I met at Monica's wedding in Lebanon|
|Drinks at Yamil's restaurant in SoHo|
After dinner Michelle, Yamil and I headed over to Kittichai for some drinks and Bambara (many of the staff and bartenders are Malian!). It was fun to speak Bambara and have a few drinks in a fancy SoHo bar and pretend to be a grown-up!
Rabayah, another RPCV from Mali, welcomed me into her apartment after drinks. I loved getting the chance to catch up even if I was barely functioning at that point since I was so exhausted. You always have one more battery bar left in you when it comes to sweet friends, don't you??
Annette helped me pack up and kept me company until my metro left at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning when I headed out for Richmond. So many sweet friends I am so thankful to have - thank you to you all!