Monday, January 31, 2011


A glass from the Pharaonic Village

I've had quite a few emails and comments lately inquiring about my mom. All the thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated, but she is safe and sound here in Michigan. She left her teaching job in Cairo in May when my Grandma Mary went into hospice and did not sign a new contract to return this school year.

Karnak Temple in Luxor

And I'm so glad she didn't! I can't imagine how worried I'd be right now. Not worried that she'd be intentionally hurt - every Egyptian I met while I was there was friendly and kind, so I know she would have been well looked after. It would have been the not knowing that would have bothered me; without skype, email, or her mobile phone we would have been left wondering. I'm such a worrier to begin with that it would have driven me crazy.

Cairo as seen from the Citadel

I am very thankful I got a chance to visit Egypt; it's an incredible country filled with good people, good food and sights I still can't believe I got to see with my own eyes. But I must admit that I'm glad I'm not holding a $1400 plane ticket for this spring break.


Indy Mom said...

Me too.....glad you don't have a plane ticket to Egypt this year! Glad you were able to get there twice though!

Mama Said Sew said...

Glad to hear you're mom is safe in the states. I imagine this winter in Michigan is quite an adjustment after her time in Egypt.

Val said...

I'm so happy that you posted this. I cannot imagine how scary it would be to have your mom there right now! Needless to say, it's events like these that make me happy that I live in a calm country!

denice@inkstitch said...

Liz, I'm glad your mom is safe. I have never been to Egypt, but we have been watching the change with great interest.

pam said...

Your Mom was my first thought when the news started coming from Egypt - but then i did remember she was not there and I was very relieved.

I am grateful for your opportunity to go too because i have a bookmark set up of just your images from Egypt. You did an amazing job of capturing the beauty and flavor of the region.

Marcia said...

Finally some computer time.... Glad to hear your mom is well. I was thinking of you while watching all that news coverage. Stay warm!