In 1997 my husband came to the us with little or no intention of staying. He simply wanted to visit his newly married brother and see this land of so-called opportunity. For him, it turned out to be just that. 13 years later and he is visiting cousins he had never ,et; aunts and uncles who have new spouses and children. He is finally back in a country that speaks his native language only to discover that while he was acquiring english, some french was slipping away. I am amazed we waited so long to visit. Life gets in the way though…house repairs, bills, kids, activities and work take over. Spending money to travel overseas seems frivolous. visiting family here has shifted from an after thought to a priority. We will visit soon in shallah. Here are some photos of family and A’s photo shoot.