TEXAS! Being back home was a whirlwind. We left Busan at 7:30 in the morning and got to Dallas at 9:00 p.m. on the same day, but there was somehow 36 hours in between. Going “back in time” is really weird. Surprisingly, we weren’t completely exhausted getting in and were so excited to see Chris’s parents waiting for us at the baggage claim.
Since we had a few days in Dallas, we set up an appointment for Chris to see a cardiologist. He just wanted to check everything out and also to be able to speak to a native English-speaking doctor. Thankfully, we were able to see a great doctor at the Baylor Medical Center, and he told us that Chris was doing great. He asked us a few questions about Chris’s treatment in Korea and agreed with everything they did. He actually said they would have probably done the same thing in the States, had Chris been there. What a relief! We will be back in Dallas in June for Amber (Chris’s little sister, my sister in law) and her fiance, Steven’s, wedding. So while there, we will get a second check-up just to make sure that all is still well. That being said, the doctor doesn’t expect any issues.
The rest of our trip in Dallas was a little bit of a blur. Almost a month later, I remember eating, seeing friends and family and shopping. We celebrated Chris’s birthday with his family, which was great. I really enjoyed getting to spend time with all of them and seeing some of our nieces and nephews. We also got to have dinner with some of our good friends that live in town. We got Mexican food of course, and it was delicious. On our last night in town, we went to dinner with Chris’s parents, one of his brothers and his two boys. Chris and I had a good time building a Korean pirate ship with Davis and Travis. To be honest it was more like Chris building the pirate ship and acting like a little kid with it, but I think the boys liked it too. Luckily, on our way out of town we got to see Chris’s other brother and sister-in-law. They drove out and met us so we could have, you guessed it, one more tex-mex lunch. Chris has a big family, and they are in all parts of the US, so I was a little worried that we weren’t going to be able to see them all. Unfortunately, we missed out on seeing three of the nieces and nephews, but thankfully we have FaceTime and are able to still stay in contact with them.by