Sunday 5th March 2017:
I had said my goodbyes to Yasmin and her younger brother Nikki in the morning after church.
I said my goodbyes to Stefan and Julian at home as Stefan was sick and Julian didn't want to go to the airport. Julian just said Tschüss to me. Stefan and I hugged and we both cried a little. Christina, Jonas, Elisa and I loaded up the car and we picked Oma up on the way to the airport.
(München [Munich] -Dubai)
After checking my bags in, we walked around the airport and then walked up towards customs. Christina hugged me and we shed a few tears, Elisa hugged me next full on crying and I cried lots too, she has taken a place in my heart as my younger sister and it was hard saying goodbye. Jonas had said nothing at all once we had got to the airport. As he hugged me he burst out crying, his face turning red. He told me not to go, to stay, that this is my home. I told him he was always welcome to come visit me here in New Zealand and that one day hopefully I can go back and meet them again. I hugged Oma and she cried too. I then walked into the line to head into customs. I turned around as I was about to walk through the door and I saw them all crying and waving. I was still crying as it was sad to leave my second family. I waved back and with tears still and I bent down to the kids heights so they could see me a little better and I put my hand on my mouth and turned it into a smile. I saw Elisa and Jonas smile while crying as I walked into customs.
To put a long story about my flight into short words:
I couldn't sleep the 6 hour flight to Dubai. When we landed in Dubai, customs was strict, had to wat an hour in a line just to go to the toilet. Had an hour and a half delay in Dubai. Arrived late in Sydney, customs was weird, borded the plane late in Sydney. Arrived in Christchurch along with 3 other planes so the declaring line was super super long. But thankfully, when I said I only have 1 thing to declare the lady said "That's fine just continue down this lane straight to the exit." I was super happy as I didn't have to go through the super long x-ray line.
I kept walking super fast and looking out the doors to see if mum was there. I finally came out and there she was! I walked straight to her, as we hugged we both cried.
Arrival in Christchurch.