|Sister Fiona, her mother and Baby with Nathan. She does beautiful bead work. She made one for Nathan that he is wearing.|
|Baby is holding another bead necklace that you can see a little better|
Sister Jemimi, Leslie, and Relphie took us to the airport. They were Nathan's Malaysian family while he served in Kota Kinabalu and he became very close to this family. This is the part that is so hard...watching your son say goodbye to people that they have become so attached too. He has grown to love the people, their languages and the country and it is hard to take him away for this amazing experience that he has been blessed with. I hope that some day he will be able to return and visit.
|Leslie, Relphie,and Jemimi with Nathan at the airport|
We spent our last night in Singapore it was a short night getting up at 2:30 a.m. to catch our 6:00 a.m. on August 4th. We arrived in Tokyo, Japan at 4:15 p.m. their time and then on to Salt Lake International arriving at 11:35 a.m. August 4th. We gained 15 hours. It was 2:30 a.m. in Singapore, August 5th...a very long 24 hour day on planes.
This has been an amazing trip and two year journey with Nathan. It is sad to see it all come to an end...but I am very happy to bring our son home. I am so grateful to have been able to share this incredible part of his life.
|Welcome Home Elder Watkins|