My dad called yesterday. I love getting calls from home. Couple that with an email from my big brother that brought me to tears, add in the fact that I have been here 17 months (WOW) and well, you gotta expect a doldrum day...or a few at least.
Even at this stage of the game, there is still culture stress and adjustment, there is still a choice to continue abiding in two worlds, or choosing one and rejecting the other.
I still choose to abide. I abide in Christ, and therefore, with Him I can abide anywhere. I still love home, and I choose today to still love it here as well.
Culture stress (shock) it always sneaks up and surprises you.