A lot has happened since I last had the time and presence of mind to write a blog post. These are some of the highlights (and lowlights?) of the last few months.
My middle sister (who lives in China) had an ectopic pregnancy that almost took her life because she was bleeding internally for 2-3 days before she realized there was a problem. God was gracious and gave her friends to get her to the hospital, a surgeon who was willing to perform a lifesaving operation on a foreigner without the necessary paperwork, a husband who took exceptional care of her in the hospital and as she convalesced at home, and a loving mom who traveled halfway around the world to care for her in the weeks after surgery. Continue reading “Since Last I Wrote…”
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really like living in the city. Yes, I’ve learned to truly appreciate the convenience of being able to walk most places, but I will never get used to gazing out our living room windows at the tile facade of another high rise. I miss the green of trees and grass and the blue of an open sky.
Last year when my parents were visiting us in Taiwan, they took a walk one afternoon by themselves and ventured into a beautiful park about a mile from our apartment. Charles and I had driven past the location many times, but since the park is surrounded by a high wall, we didn’t know what was inside. My parents described it as a small tropical oasis in the midst of our concrete jungle. Until today, Charles and I never took Mom and Dad’s advice that we should visit this little pocket of nature. Oh, how I wish we had gone sooner! Continue reading “Tropical Oasis in a Concrete Jungle”
**While most posts on my blog are intended for general audiences, this one is written more for family and friends who know me. Just FYI.**
This summer has flown by! I’ve saved up stories for a blog post about our travels to visit family and friends in New Jersey, Virginia, and South Carolina, but I’m not sure when I’ll have time to write/post it. Suffice it to say, Charles and I have had an encouraging and joyful time with family and friends all up and down the east coast.
This post is just a quickie to let you know what is next for us in our summer plans. We have shared this news by word of mouth with many people, but this is the first time we’re publicizing it on the web. Continue reading “Two Weeks in China”
Charles and I (and my two sisters) have been home with my parents in Baldwinsville, New York for two weeks now. The jet lag has finally worn off, and we’re beginning to re-acclimate to American culture. We’ve done some shopping which is always a fun thing to come home to (you mean I can buy clothing my size here?!). We’ve also gone on some outings and had friends visiting. My best friend, Sarah, came for a week-long visit, and my sister’s boyfriend also came for a few days. Here are some of the highlights of the summer so far. Continue reading “Summer Fun Has Begun!”
In my last post, I talked about the season of life in which I find myself: one that has been challenging but through which I am able to see God’s grace and provision. One healing aspect of walking this difficult road is celebrating small victories and accomplished daily goals. One such victory was that over Spring Break (two weeks ago), I was able to travel down to Kaohsiung via the High Speed Rail by myself to spend four days with my sisters. I went down on Friday morning, and Charles (with Emi in the car) followed on Sunday morning for an Easter celebration and then Morrison Professional Learning meetings on Monday. Though we certainly did miss each other, Charles and I enjoyed our respective vacations: me with my sisters away from my home, and him with some peace and quiet in our apartment.
This post is dedicated to several very fun days of being a “Hatchling” once again. I have mostly pictures and short anecdotes to share, and I hope you enjoy. Continue reading “A Happy Hatchling Easter”