Everything is packed, our suitcases are (probably) not overweight, and we're happily stuffing ourselves with all the foods we won't be able to get in Egypt (mainly pork products - I'm a big breakfast meats person). What a life. There's always more we could do - but essentially we are ready to go! Our flight leaves tomorrow night and we're hoping to sleep on the plane since it's 12 hours from here to our layover in Jordan! Dylan's mom and sister will be waiting at the airport to greet us and take us home. It almost feels like we're going for a visit rather than to live there for a year. Guess that'll wear off after a couple of weeks though.
For those of you who followed my Rwanda journey, let me say this "eve of departure" feels entirely different. Dylan's coming with me. We have family and connections waiting for us on the other end of the plane ride. I'm not being thrown in at the deep end with the language or the culture. For better or for worse, this will be much more like wading in at my own pace. Just pray that I have the will power and energy to make it happen!