home sweet home

3:51 AM Marcie Parson 1 Comments

Hello from the Holy Land! I have made it safe and sound to the BYU Jerusalem Center. After 24 hours of traveling, we finally arrived, and the faculty lovingly greeted us with "welcome home." I am home. My home for 4 months is Jerusalem, Israel. I still can't believe it. Despite my mild jet lag, I have successfully managed to tour this massive building, the Old City, East Jerusalem (mostly Arab), and West Jerusalem (mostly Jewish). I am overwhelmed. In both good ways and bad ways. I need to pull myself together, get more sleep, and organize my schedule. There is SO much to learn!

The center is absolutely incredible. It sits in the middle of Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives, and it overlooks the Old City. Even my bedroom patio has a breathtaking view. I haven't taken a single picture yet, as we weren't allowed to bring cameras on the tours today, but pictures to come shortly!

I am home! Is this real life? (cue david after dentist)