Well, here goes! My very first blog ever! I have been hesitant in the past to start a blog, but recently, something has kept nagging at me to do it. I am an American living in Cairo, Egypt, and there are so many things to share from my experience. Lots of people probably think it is very glamorous and exciting to live in Egypt, and for sure, there are many, many wonderful things about it. You might ask how did we end up here. Well, I give all of the credit to God. When I was a little girl, I always wondered if God really existed. I distinctly remember praying one evening and the prayer went something like this: "God, if You really do exist, I would love to see more of the world one day". Well, since that time, I have come to believe 110% that there truly is a God, and He answered this prayer for me. It isn't very many people that have been given the opportunity that I have, and I just want to share my wonderful experiences with as many people as I can. There are many ups and downs living in a foreign land, and I just want to encourage you to hold on as we get ready to journey through this wonderful experience together.
I have posted a picture of my beautiful family. My name is Jackie. Right now, I am mostly a stay at home mom and wife. I love working with kids. I have worked at a couple of daycares here in Egypt, and even started one with an Egyptian friend. I have worked with special needs kids, and I enjoy visiting the Sudanese school my husband works with. My husband's name is Tim. He is a teacher here at the school our son attends here in Egypt. He is also the chairman of the board of a Sudanese school here. Our oldest child is our daughter Kaily. She is almost 20 years old, and is attending Missouri State University in the States and is working on a degree in business and finance. Our second child is our son Dillon. He is 17, and is finishing his last two years of high school in the States. He lives with his grandparents there. And then there is our youngest, our son Levi. He is almost 15 years old and still lives with us here in Egypt. The most recent edition to our family is our kitty cat, Miss Kitty. We got her from a shelter here in Egypt, which I will post about in the future.
Well, hope you have enjoyed meeting my family, and as I said before, hang on. It's going to be a wonderful adventure together as we explore the many ups and downs of living in a foreign land.