Sunday, August 8, 2010

Praise GOD!

Dear Loyal blog readers, if I have any loyal blog readers, I have an announcement to make! Are you ready? This is super exciting news. I Alyssa Schlange, Peace Corps Volunteer Armenia, took a shower today!! Yes you heard me, a shower! Like a real shower, with get this, hot water!!!! For the first time in three months I took a shower.
Ok you may think that I am joking about the amazingness of this occurrence, but this is no joke. Today was the best day of my life because I got to sit under running hot water, ok not hot but kind of warm water. For the first time since I have been here I didn’t have to sit in a tub and poor warm water over myself and try not to freeze. I couldn’t believe my fortune in life, to have a shower that not only uses warm water but that also works! Many volunteers here have had a shower the whole time; I have not, so I consider myself blessed by God right now.
As soon as I stepped into the tub and felt the water on top of my head I couldn’t help but to smile. You have no idea how good hot water pouring down over your head feels. I just wanted to stand there forever! But I couldn’t, I understand how much it costs them to use a water heater so once I was able to snap myself out of my amazed state, I showered, yup showered!!! For a brief 8-10 minutes I felt like I was back home, I felt like I wasn’t living in a transitional country. Life is wonderful, I am so thankful for what I have and praise God for all the tiny wonderful things that he gives to me daily. I never thought the happiest day of my life would be due to something so small, but here I am hours later still smiling because in a few days from now, I will get to shower AGAIN!


  1. See that. Life has a way of changing your perpective of what's important and whats valueble and whats not. Now if you come home and you still think this way, you'll be able to save a ton of money. love you, your mom

  2. Yay!!! Sooo, happy for you! LOL!

  3. It's good to see you liked your new apartment in Spitak :) you know - there is another shower at your local YMCA there!