The DeBrot Family’s Journey to the West

Our journey to America was an arduous one because James was only 1 year old, we moved through big airports in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Houston, and David and Lam took turn falling sick along the way.  After the uncomfortable ride on an enormous crowded airplane from Vietnam to SF, we were happy to “land” on our super-fluffy bedding in the Sofitel in Silicon Valley where David slept and sweated for 2 days.

We were moving our life across the world again and this year 2013 has seen us face up to enormous issues, logistical and legal.  With the gracious help of U.S. Consular Officer Joshua Chan and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s Office, we overcame US immigration hold-up in record time so we could be in Kentucky for Jacob’s school enrollment.   We are forever grateful to those individuals who have helped and prayed for us, especially those we have not met in person.  We truly feel lucky and wish to return their favors somehow.

Below are pictures of us in HK airport, SF hotel, Jacob’s new school and our new home in Lexington, KY, USA.  We are thankful to have arrived in 4 intact pieces.  With two trips across the world, one round-trip, within 4 months, we don’t want to see an airplane on the ground again for a long time.

About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.
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