Thursday, November 21, 2013

1. Returned PCVs

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers!  Showing off our completed paperwork.
From left to right:  Lisa, Dan, Dylan, and Jamie

Today was a monumental, fantastic, and truly important day:  Today we earned the letter "R."

As of this afternoon, Dan and I are no longer Peace Corps Volunteers.  We are now considered RPCVs, or "Returned Peace Corps Volunteers."  

After two years of service, we're coming back home.  

This has been such a wonderful experience for me, and for my husband as well.  We have really enjoyed living overseas.  We've made friends (American and Mozambican), taught classes, and learned a new language.  We've grown professionally, and we've grown personally (and culturally... and linguistically... and emotionally).  We've developed our relationship, and solidified a strong foundation for our youthful marriage.  Dan and I have given up so much to be here, but we've earned so much more. 

I'm thankful and honored, and feeling joyous.  

As of tomorrow morning, Dan and I are officially leaving the country of Mozambique.  We will travel in South Africa for a couple of weeks and then return home to the States on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  

Adeus, a nossa terra gloriosa.  Boa noite, Mozambique!

Bom dia, America!


  1. congratulations! !! I would like to sincerely thank you for keeping up with this amazing blog and taking us readers, along for the ride.

  2. Congrats! Safe travels on the next leg of your journey!

  3. Congratulations both of you for a job done well! Thank you for sharing your experiences and beautiful photography. I've learned so much from all of MOZ 17. Safe travels home.
    Leslie (mom of soon to be RPCV Sara)

  4. Well done, you two. And you should feel elated -- you worked hard, sacrificed much and loved immensely. I will greatly missed your blog. It was a tether to our time in Mozambique and to the Peace Corps. All best wishes as you move forward and safe travels.

  5. Congrats and best of luck in your transition! (We're about 6 months behind you in PC Jamaica.)

  6. I feel a little empty now that I've finished binge-reading your blog over the past few weeks. My husband and I have just recently been nominated, so we still have a long way to go before serving, but finding gems like your blog keep me motivated and excited! Thanks for sharing your story.

  7. Thanks for sharing your Diary of your 2 years with the Peace Corps.
    I look forward to reading more of your Diary.
    Thanks for your service, I have met a few Peace Corps over the years and always felt lots of admiration and respect.
    Best wishes, Curtis.