Greetings From Newark

I got here early because I hate standing in line. The Israeli security agent actually cracked a smile – i wasn’t used to that. She looked at my passport pic, looked at my DOB, looked at my face and told me I look much younger than my age. Awesome start to my day.

But then she took my Green Card to discuss with her buddies. They had never seen a two year Green Card and had wondered why I was so limited. So I had to explain to her that it was because when I applied I had been married to my American husband for less than two years – so I have to reapply with proof that we have a real marriage. She was curious but accepting.

Now I am sitting at the gate, got free WiFi for 45 minutes, am checking email and social media. I bought some novels, will go get some Starbucks and then I will be on my way home.

I saw the plane and I cried. There is nothing like that feeling of when the plane lands at Ben Gurion. It’s like my soul can finally breathe at 100% capacity.

I will update from Israel.

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  1. Z! says:

    Have a safe and wonderful trip!! If you’re in J’lem on Ben Yehudah street, stop into a little store called Shkalim. Uri, the owner’s son, is a great guy and he has some great basic clothes for sale.

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