I know it's a terrible thing, but I am already starting to countdown how many days I have left. It's not that I don't like being in Afghanistan--I really do. And if I wasn't married to the best man in the world I would probably stay here as long as I could. I really believe in what we are doing and that we are making a difference. Unfortunately the media does not report all the good things that are happening here. True, there still are bad guys out there intimidating the population, but there is resistance and reconstruction.
I've added some more pictures. A couple days ago we went to one of the more dangerous parts of our province and were met by children in the street waving at us and giving us the thumbs up sign. It was a good feeling.
We were also fortunate enough to be invited by the Jalalabad Mayor to his compound for dinner. The Afghans treat their guests very well and I received a beautiful purple dress and green head scarf. The Mayor also presented a beautiful dinner with enough food to feed a village. I tried goat for the first time and it was wonderful!