Sorry for the silence these last few months. I knew they would fly by. Last March we were talking about all that was on the calendar for the next few months. We had a home leave trip planned for April for two weeks. The following week I was helping decorate for another wedding at our church. Four days after that we had guests arriving. They left today and now in two more weeks our oldest daughter and son-in-law come for a two week visit. We blinked and the time has flown by. Soon, too soon, it will be the end of June and we will have only two more months in Japan.
I'm trying to take it all in. There are goodbye lunches, dinners and picnics being held every weekend it seems. All the while there is still uncertainty about what happens once we get home. We are just trying to take things one day and a time. What good does it do to worry too much about it. God always seems to have another plan. It's usually superior to our own anyway.
Here are a few photos from our recent months.
We went on a couple of hikes around our house. It's an entirely different kind of beauty in comparison to Japan. But, everywhere you look, there is something gorgeous.
This is the only part of the garden that looked good. So much work to do when we return!
Do you remember this place? It's been awhile hasn't it?
I came back to help this lovely lady get married. I was sweet and simple, but still took a lot of work. What a blessing to be able to contribute to this special occasion.
Our guests arrived soon after and we hit the ground running. They are from Malaysia and she was one of our foreign exchange students that we hosted several years ago. We hadn't seen each other in 12 years. The sensei really gave us some special treatment and took us to his favorite lunch place.
Last Friday I got a message asking if I wanted to go with my photography group to the fish market early in the morning. My company was so excited so we headed out at about 5:30 am. This was definitely not my normal environment for photography but it was very fun and quite a learning experience.
He's using the longest knife I have ever seen.
They went off and did their own thing in Kyoto and Osaka for a few days. Such great kids and so helpful and considerate. When they returned, we visited the Aquarium. My husband hadn't been there yet either. Along with it was the Fuji Antarctic Exploration Vessel that was in commission for 18 years.
With that I'm going to swim off and go eat some Mexican food. Yes, we have one good Mexican restaurant here. Basically it's a bar with about 4 tables, but that's beside the point. Until next time. . .