The day I left, January 5th of 2018, my flight was scheduled at 5 p.m. That day was some of the most emotion I’ve ever felt. I saw both of my parents cry when we prayed together before I left. That shook me to my core, as I’d never seen my dad cry before. They asked God for protection, support, love, and for guiding me down the right path. It made everything so real.
Tears just kind of went down my face as I laid down in the back seat for the hour long drive to Bush International Airport. I arrived at the airport with my mom, she walked inside with me to drop me off, once again I was ready to back out of grad school and stay if my mom asked me to. To my shock, she also told me she thought I’d have some of the most fun I’ve ever had. That I’d love it. I was secretly hoping she would ask me to stay so I could say yes and have a reason to stay. My parents gave me the right words at the right time, without them I never would have come to Thailand. Mom hugged me and left me to go through security.