Welcome ‘Home’

This week found the Matkzes landing in Dallas, Texas. The last few months have been a blur of activity as we have liquidated most of our assets in the Solomon Islands and prepared to leave the country for at least three years. It’s been a challenging and emotional time as the Solomon Islands has been our home for 11 years.

Tuesday morning in the DFW Airport, the US Immigration officer handed back our passports and said, “Welcome home”. Tim and I looked at each other and tears came to our eyes. Emily and Sarah looked quizical as the USA doesn’t feel like home to them. For all of us, it is going to take a while for us to feel at home in this country.