It was two years ago today that we returned to the United States as a family, with Mawerdi gaining US citizenship the moment our feet touch soil. It seems like just yesterday we were waiting in the long line of immigration with huge (exhausted) smiles with knowing that we were one step closer to coming home. Without a doubt Mawerdi knew something was different the moment we got off the plane, maybe it was the new smells, the new sights...it almost seemed as if a part of her spirit was awakened. She was already a happy and content child, however she started becoming more interactive and observant of her surroundings. This is also when Mawerdi starting giving hugs...and she hasn't stopped hugging ever since!
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
~ T.S. Eliot