Email From The Embassy

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Email From The Embassy
A freelance writer travels the world with her diplomat husband and four kids. Currently in Amman, Jordan.
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  • Pack Out 5 days ago In this small houseMade of brick and stoneBuilt on laughterAnd all our dreams and hopesIn this small houseTogether we have grownMade a familyMade us all a home   - Michelle FeatherstoneWe've spent a lot of hours moving from place to place, B and I.  By my calculations, this is our fourteenth...
  • Fathers 6 days ago I was one of the lucky ones.  I grew up knowing, with 100% certainty, that any time I needed him, anywhere, for any reason at all, my father would show up. If you grow up with a dad like that, you're way ahead of the game from the very beginning.Santa Barbara, CA, some time last centuryI am one of...
  • It always gets worse before it gets better. 1 week ago There I was, pack out looming, in incredible pain from a presumably herniated disc.  And it wasn't getting better.  They were giving me the strongest pain pills in the Embassy arsenal, the kind that require multiple signatures and secret codes to obtain from the pharmacy.  And it was hardly...
  • In Sickness and In Health 2 weeks ago Our pack out begins one week from today, and so I have spent the last three weeks focusing on preparations for that big day.Getting ready to pack out is no small task in a 3-story house. There are endless piles of welcome kit sheets and towels to be carried up and washed.  Our own bedding for 6...
  • Things I Will Miss 1 month ago With less than 40 days to go, I am in that space where one is frantic at the thought of how much needs to be done to leave post, and yet - it is still too early to do all that much of it.I peer in the storage closet and survey the towels (air freight!), the medicines (trash), soap and toothpaste...

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Judy Merrill
10:01 AM October 12, 2015

Email from the Embassy can make you laugh and cry all within seconds. Donna is the voice inside your head and makes you seem normal. Always fun to read and you always learn something from her insights into the culture and land of the host country.

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