Before the evacuation happened, I had decided to go home for Ben's high school graduation. I figured I would spend a week at home and a week-ish in DC. Then, we found out that I would have to return on the Navy's flight due to evacuation procedures and that I would return once we got orders. Orders took a little bit longer to figure out and I ended up boarding a flight to the United States with no return ticket. Eventually, I'll get a return ticket, but for now, I'm just hanging out at home.
After a flight to JFK (where I had a whole row to myself!!!!) and then one to Norfolk (with a flight full of Turks heading for a work exchange program at the ocean front! Who would have thought I'd run into Turks heading to Norfolk??? Merhaba and hosh geldiniz guys!) I arrived home in Norfolk.
|My first glimpse of American soil in a year. I may have cried....|
When I arrived at the Norfolk airport, this guy was waiting for me....
|So thankful for the refugee assistance program (also known as Dad)|
It worked out well that I returned on Friday June 10th because that ended up being Ben's prom! As Ben says "Sarah always manages to be around for everything!" I do try! There were 12 people in the group and they all came to our house for pictures. It was so fun seeing/meeting Ben's friends and his date. They clean up well!
|These three have been friends since middle school!|
After all of the teenagers left, Mom, Dad and I headed out to YNot for dinner. It's good to be home...