My family got some good news recently.
Looks like we will be visiting Ethiopia after a long time.
I have wondered what it would be like when I finally go back.
Not sure if it is the same for all immigrants, but the thought of when you would land back home is something that you obsesses about - particularly right after you set foot here.
I have been told that a lot has changed in Ethiopia. I probably wont recognize the streets. I will likely even be unable to communicate easily with locals. But I am still eager and also anxious.
There is a part of me that recognizes that it will always be home and yet not in the same way it was before I came to the US.
The stronger urge for me is to find a way to help other diabetics in Ethiopia. I am particularly eager to help children and teens who have type 1 diabetes.I have learnt so much from being in the US. Information and hope are the two thing I got in abundance here. And the two can be powerful weapons against something like diabetes.
Maybe I will have a going back home post series.