Monday, July 4, 2016

A Quiet Reflection

A trip that is beset with many upsets:  visa entry date issue, ticket reissue, flight cancel and delay.  For some people  these might be a normal occurrence, but Choekyi had to endure all these along with two kids, for which I felt sorry for her. But her bravery and courage in the face of such obstacles paved way for a sweet end.  Now as I blog, she has safely reached her destination in Chengdu in safe and sound. Because of the flight delay from Shanghai , they arrived, early morning around 3:30am on July 4th local time. Choekyi 's last word before they go to sleep is that "we all have reached safely, and now with mom, she is fine and we will talk to you more later". That is all i need to hear, and I could sense Chocho Tenzin Nyima was little emotional at this happy reunion.     We have been communicating via text and phone. It was reassuring to be informed on the progress of loved ones  long trip.

As a parent, worry and concern for your family is never ending. The worry of what might happen would actually hardly happen.   Fortunately, from NY, Choekyi meet with another Tibetan girl, a native of Dege, boarding on the same flight. That was godsend to , and a source of relief for me as  having a companion would help in varied of ways. It appears that girl, even know Chokeyi's parents through conversation.