That is what I expect to feel when I return from India, and that is what I feel right now.
I feel grateful my visa came through – this Tuesday, less than a week before we are set to leave – after a mountain of paperwork and bureaucracy.
I am grateful for friends who helped and encouraged my mom, daughter and me when we were skeptical that would happen.
I am grateful for people who remind me India isn’t a retreat to relax the body, but rather an experience to enrich the spirit.
I am grateful I have the kind of parents with whom I want to travel the world, and the kind of kid who wants to join us.
We leave Monday afternoon.
I plan to write and take pictures. In the meantime, we’re rushing to pack and prepare.
We are grateful for advice and kindness. (We have a growing list of questions on the next page.)