Farewell Lya

That was a long night! Yesterday we all celebrated together that God has stood by Lya’s side so faithfully over the past few weeks and months and that she can now return home. A few hours later, at 3:30 a.m., we made our way to the airport.¬†Lya and her mother hadn’t slept a minute in the meantime.

All the impressions from the farewell party were still present when coworker Joanne and I sat in the car with them. On the one hand, there is the joy that the they can finally see their family again and that Lya is doing so well. On the other hand, we were all sad to say goodbye to Lya and her mother. During their time in Ashdod, good friendships had formed and we all lived together as one huge family.

At the airport we met another Kurdish boy who had arrived in Israel with Lya a few months ago and who also had a successful surgery. How nice that they can share their joy about going home.

May God bless their arrival in Kurdistan and give them a joyful family reunion. May He continue to stay by Lya’s side and protect her in her future.