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I had to say good-bye to my daughter and her twins last week, it was so hard for me. They returned to their home in South Korea, where my son-in-law is stationed with the Army. My daughter had been here with us since August so she could deliver her twins here in the U.S. The babies were born in January and have been living with us until last week.  

You can imagine how attached I “grandma” became to these two little ones, so precious, so beautiful. Of course, I knew they would be leaving to go home at some point, but after four months of pure joy I began to feel like they were mine (had to keep reminding myself these were my grandbabies and they belonged to my daughter and her husband)—lol.

Nevertheless, when it was time for them to leave, it was heartwrenching for me. I was not only losing my daughter (my bestfriend) again, but those two precious bundles of joy. How long would it be before I saw them again? Afterall, they‘re on the otherside of the world, not like we can visit often or at all—her husband is stationed there until September 2010.

Standing there at the airport watching my daughter and the babies go through security and fading away on the otherside, I started to cry. I tried so hard to be strong and hold back, but in the end I couldn’t help myself. There they went. And there I was—having to let them go, my beautiful daughter and those two precious babies.  

A few days later my daughter sent me this photo of Jonah and her husband reunited after 4 months. After seeing this moment with baby Jonah rediscovering his father, shear joy overwhelmed me and my heartache disappreared. For I see now how much those babies needed to go home. The photo is so moving and now I feel ok again, knowing they‘re home with their daddy, her husband, where they belong.

Jonah & his daddy, together again...

And here is my keepsake photo to cherish: grandma & grandpa with twins Jonah & Leila...


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