Her companion, Sean Moore, also returned home to Chatham, Ont.
The tears started almost as Jolly Bimbachi stepped off the airport escalator and into the waiting embrace of her daughter.
After months apart, Bimbachi is back with one of her children following an unsuccessful attempt to bring her other two back to Canada.
"I tried a lot of ways to bring my kids back, through lawyers, through the media, through legal matters and I was not successful and it was taking too much time," she said.
Bimbachi was eventually reunited with them, but her plan to bring them back to Canada was foiled when she and a companion, Sean Moore, also from Chatham, were detained by al-Qaeda's branch in Syria.
The two were trying to bring the boys through the war-torn country and into Turkey. Moore and Bimbachi were released and both have made it back to Canada.