It’s now been ten days home and Gem is adjusting very well. She’s adorable (I’m sure every parent says that of their kids but honest she is). The first couple days home were terrible. I think her little body was still on Vietnam time and so sleeping or should I say not sleeping was awful. I think for four or five days I got maybe ten hours of sleep not to mention we started it all off with the flight home from hell. That’s a whole other story but let’s just say of the twenty-four hours travel time she slept maybe three hours—No wonder I came home with a cold.
At the airport we had a great little welcome party waiting for us. My niece Emma was so excited and glad to have Gem home that she started to cry. It was very endearing and made just about everyone else boob. Her birthday was way back in November and when asked what she wanted for her birthday she would reply, “My cousin Gem to come home.” She’s wanted her home as much as us almost. Later my sister said Em cried all the way home. Emma also penned the above illustration for Susan, me and Gem. It’s quite the picture. I particularly like the top hat I’m wearing. I wish I was that classy. All in all it’s good to be back and getting some things back to normal—as normal as can be expected with now having a toddler running the house.