Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Page Five

I can't believe my eyes... the last post was September 2009. What is wrong with me. It looks like I had good intentions when I uploaded that picture of my sons graduation. May 2010. Even so, nothing about it? Maybe I should leave it at "a picture paints a thousand words...". sounds good.

My husband and I are in the middle of finalizing our Japan trip. We leave on Thursday. We have shopped, called the daughter living in Japan, then shopped some more. I really doubt we will get everything into those bags.

Friends and family alike are expecting lots of pictures and some journalism. Obviously I Have a terrible time with both. A friend suggested I start on page 5 so as to avoid an introduction and perfectionism.

Page 5:
We thought we were finished with shopping but alas we need to make another return. One entire suitcase is filled with snacks to share along with a few gifts for some special people in my daughters life.

The trip will be filled with several first time events for us. We have never flown together. Never stayed in a Hostel. Never been to Japan. Never been away from home at the same time for more than a week. Never left a teen home alone. Never been around people that spoke a language we could not understand. So many strange sounds, sights and experiences await us. One thing I know for sure God will be our guide and our strength. It will be a joy to know that he knows where we are and where we want to go and how to get us there.

We are excited about seeing our daughter. Meeting her new friends and those that have been a help to her. She has lived in Japan now for 21 months. She has experienced so much and learned so much more. I am especially thankful to the people that have befriended her and made her feel welcome and safe. It will be a joy to finally meet them.