We waited impatiently at the airport. Unless you are a passenger or have a special pass, you aren’t allowed in the airport. So, we each packed a carry on and walked right in. :) The girls made welcome signs and we drank macchiatos to pass the time. They were nervous but excited.
And then I saw them, my sister, Kristen and brother-in-law, Nick in the customs line. I waved through the crowd and the mass turned around to see me, standing on my tip toes, arms up in the air, having just caught a view. When they heard it was my sister and I hadn’t seen her in a year, everyone was so sweet and happy for me that they arrived. It was a randomly special moment shared with strangers, many relating to not seeing their family in a very long time as many Ethiopians have relatives abroad, working in different countries.
It was so good to hug them, to see them.
Sigh. :) We have lots of catching up to do. It’s started with Nick and Kristen doing whatever the girls want. ;)