On Wednesday, my family gathered to celebrate the life of my grandmother, Annis Elizabeth Hudson Hatcher. She turned 95 a week before she died; she lived a long and full life. Near the end, she couldn’t walk, could barely hear or see, and was in a lot of pain. Now she is walking with Jesus, she’s seeing and hearing clearly, and there is no more pain. I absolutely miss her, but I rejoice in knowing that she is in heaven today. Continue reading “Nannie’s Hands”
Hello, there! It’s been a while since I’ve written here, so I thought I’d give a little update.
Charles and I went to the U.S. for the summer, and we enjoyed seeing family and friends. We spent most of our time in upstate New York at my parents’ home. During that time, we celebrated my sister’s wedding which was a complete joy. The highlights were reconnecting with extended family and good friends, being together with both of my sisters for an extended time, seeing my sisters’ former foster daughter again (she was the flower girl), spending time with my best friend (during the wedding and the week after), and celebrating the beginning of a God-centered marriage between my sister and her husband. Continue reading “Summer Loving”
Yesterday was my 31st birthday. It fell on a Saturday this year, so I got what I really wanted: a day to relax and rest. It started with breakfast-in-bed made by my sweet husband, it included time read, rest, and talk to family via video chat, and it finished with a delicious dinner at Chili’s and fun at the mall. Mixed in there were some other special moments, and of course, I tried to capture most of the day in photos. Continue reading “Birthday Blessings”
My sisters, Sara and Ashleigh, came for a visit to our home in Taichung over the New Year holiday. This was a special time because my sisters were our first house guests in our new place, and having family here made our apartment feel more like home. My sisters brought with them the two little ones that they are fostering, so it was a full house for sure! Continue reading “A Visit With Sisters”
The past six months have been exhausting. I haven’t written much on the blog because life has been happening at warp speed. On the list of significant life stressors, Charles and I can check off four major ones for this season of our lives: moving, new jobs, marriage, and sickness. Add to that the culture stress of living in a foreign country and the extreme rigor of our jobs, and we’re utterly wiped out. I am so thankful for this Christmas vacation (two weeks off–the blessing of the teaching profession) to rest and recuperate. I don’t think I’ve ever needed it more in my life. Continue reading “Holiday Blessings”