Thursday, April 12, 2012

So Far From Home

I am so proud of my mom!

At 52 years old, she will soon be headed out of this country for the first time in her life. By herself.

{She'll joke and tell you that technically, she went out of this country when we traveled to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls...but there was no riskiness involved, so that really doesn't count}

The reason: to visit her son whom she hasn't seen in over a year. To see her oldest son is probably the only reason she would ever hop on a plane by herself and head to China. That's right. China. As she said just two days ago when the reality set in: it's so far from home.

But, in good motherly fashion, she busied herself by baking 2 pies for my brother {which she somehow thinks she'll be able to transport unscathed in her carry-on}, some chocolate revel bars {his favorite}, and possibly some other delicious edibles that he hasn't tasted since his departure. She's also armed with about five pounds of wax-covered sharp cheese, since his favorite food {cheese} is not something the Chinese find necessary to include in their diet.

She'll be in China for three whole weeks. And I'm so proud of her for stepping outside of everything that she knows into everything she fears and going across the world to visit her son. I hope she has a wonderful adventure and is blessed by the opportunity to spend three weeks with her son who I know she misses very much.

So if you have a moment to spare, please pray for safe travels for my mom. Also, pray that the pies make it to China in one piece and that the cheese isn't confiscated by hungry guards at the border.

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