The night before Justin left to go back to China, we barbecued at home with family and friends. We looove fajitas, and even though we had made them a few times while Justin was here, this was the last meal that he decided on. Justin’s friend, Enrique, and his family, came over to spend the evening with us. While the kids swam, the rest of us chatted and made the most of the time that we had. As usual, it was a wonderfully warm evening in Texas.
Every time we fly over to Texas to visit, Enrique comes to visit as soon as we arrive, on numerous occasions while we are in town, and always on the night before we leave. He’s a good friend, and I know that Justin really appreciates him. If you missed our recent posts about Elijah’s Baby Dedication, check it out here. Justin and I asked Enrique and Veaney to be Elijah’s god-parents. Below, Enrique’s daughter and son with our little man. As you can see, Aaliyah absolutely adores Elijah!
The following morning we woke up and finished packing Justin’s bags. We tried to send as much of our stuff as we could we him so that Elijah and I were not overloaded on our return to China at the end of this month. No doubt, we will still accumulate more than enough for my bags to be fully packed too.
The goodbyes were HARD! I wrote about that already in a previous post, A Month Without You. Even though Elijah was the only one who didn’t know what was going on, his face in the picture above pretty much sums up how we were all feeling when we arrived at the departure terminal.
This month marks six years since I moved to Asia. It was also back in 2009 that Justin moved to South Korea. You would think that after all these years of coming and going we would be getting better at goodbyes. Evidently the opposite is true. Every time we go to Texas or South Africa, the goodbyes get more and more tough!!