The first week has been easier than I expected but then we were able to text nearly daily; Caitlin even sent a few snap chats. And we were able to face time twice. The communication was awesome. Last night we texted back and forth as she prepared for her journey to her host family. It was her Saturday morning. She is being placed with a family that will help her learn the language of her region which is Afaan Oromoo. I had to google it and found it is the 3rd most popular language in Ethiopia and is also spoken by people in Kenya and South Africa. Here’s the regions that speaks Oromoo.
So…..now comes the tough part (well for me) as regular communication will be more difficult. But Caitlin is excited to meet her host family and to be fully immersed in the culture.