Leaving Home for the Unknown

It’s been a long journey to get to this point, but I can finally say I landed in China on Monday night at bout 9pm.

The goodbyes at the airport was hard but I kept it together until the very end. My mom surprised me with big farewell at my house the Saturday before my departure the Sunday. It was cool to see so many family and friends. Graham said some sweet words followed by a video Courteney made for me. She is truly talented little girl with a bright future ahead of her. The video brought a tear to many a eye including my own. My bestie could not even watch it she had been crying since the morning.

I then had to say some kind words spoke from the heart cannot even remember what I said exactly.

My last visitors only left at around 1030pm I still had some admin to take care of and repacking but eventually around 2am I was done extremely exhausted but done and ready. My mom and sister came to sleep next to me and before I knew it, it was time get up. Went to church prayed and off to the airport we went.

So many of my friends came and we laughed and joked for the last few moments before I had to board.

My sister could not stop crying it was hard to see her like that and brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. I am truly grateful to have such a huge support system back home loads of friends and family that truly care and love me. Even though it was hard to say goodbye I am so proud of myself for taking this risk and huge leap of faith.

I would not be so comfortable here in China Hangzhou my new home for the next few months if I did not truly believe that this is where I need to be in this season of my life. It still hard to believe I am in China of all places in the world.

So much has happened in the first few days its been a real adventure but I will fill you all in on that in the next post of my China adventure.

Peace love and Happiness

Cherry ♥

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