Last Thursday, 8 women from our church went to an African spa. Ok...it was "buy one get one free" day...so we couldn't pass that up!
It started out with a light breakfast and coffee. They we enjoyed 3 "treatments." We had a facial, body scrub and jacuzzi. After lunch, we received a hand treatment, full-body massage, foot treatment and head/neck massage. It was an amazing day.
But, as amazing as all 7 treatments were, the best was spending time with friends. We chatted and laughed the whole day. On the way home, I made the comment that, except for Texas, I've lived in Joburg the longest. One of my friends then asked me, "What place feels like home?" I answered that in the last two years, Joburg really felt like home. Being a part of a wonderful church family, having great neighbors, and getting to really know people you see regularly (like those at the stables) is what makes this country feel like home.
I do miss family. I do miss friends in NC. But I am so grateful that God has blessed me with friends here and a family of co-workers!
BTW - no pictures were taken at the spa (for obvious reasons)!!