our Embassy staff and families
Our next diplomatic adventure took us to a rather least expected of all destinations...much further away from home than the previous two assignments.
Despite hubby's relatively short (22 months) tour of duty in the country, it had nevertheless provided us excellent opportunity to explore and visit quite a number of historical places and holy sites...the southern Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea plains, tombs of the Prophet's companions, ancient cities of Petra, Madaba, Jerash and Umm Qais, to name but a few.
The numerous trips and excursions to the land and river that have inspired prophets and formed the geographic and spiritual backdrop for God's covenants with mankind had indeed helped to rekindle our faith and commitment to the God Almighty.
Jordan is indeed a blessed land...an extension of the holy land by virtue of its geographical proximity to the Arabian Peninsula and Jerusalem, and its numerous holy sites . Should there be another similar opportunity to return to this beautiful country and people ever again, I for one would not hesitate to volunteer...to do so, as a trailing spouse, of course.
at an International Women Charity Bazaar in Amman