A Visit from James, Jenn and Matt…and Thanksgiving!

In November, my former roommate and beloved friend Jenn and her husband Matt visited us here in Cambodia, along with my dear childhood (and adulthood!) friend, James. Our first non-family visitors! They were here for six days, which made for a very fast trip, but we were so very grateful that they spent their precious vacation time with us! They arrived late on Saturday night, attended our two church services on Sunday, and then early Monday morning, the four of us (Nate stayed home with the kids–thanks, Babe!) took the 7-hour bus ride to Siem Reap to see the ancient Angkor temples, where I played tour guide for the first time (Nate usually¬† has that role). We were there until Wednesday night, staying at a lovely boutique hotel, the Siddharta, and then enjoyed Thanksgiving with the ACTION Cambodia team and other friends on Thursday. Friday morning, I took them on a whirlwind tuk tuk tour of Phnom Penh (Matt was not feeling well, unfortunately–you’ll have to come back to see Phnom Penh!) and then they departed Friday night. It was such a joy to spend time with them, and to see then interacting with my little ones. Having such wonderful company is always a bittersweet reminder of how much I’m missing, and how grateful I am that I have something so precious to miss. Thanks, James, Jenn and Matt for sacrificing your time and resources to visit us all the way in Cambodia. We love you all and are so thankful for the memories made. It was fast and furious, but oh, so fun!

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