It does not seem real yet. I cannot seem to wrap my brain around it all. I feel like I am walking in a haze caught in between reality and dream world. Perhaps that’s just the jet lag. Maybe not. But, I am totally Alice in Wonderland. Except my Wonderland is the Land of the Rising Sun and I am not going to wake up at any moment to find that it is not real. This is real. I now live across the world from everyone I know and love. And if I stopped at that truth then this would be a sad blog post. But that is not the point I am trying to convey. Even though everything around me is foreign and unknown I am still at peace. In somewhat of a fog, but a peaceful fog. I know the journey ahead will be full of ups and downs. I already miss both my Indiana and Texas family like crazy. I get a little misty-eyed when I think about all of them and how long it may be before I get to squeeze their necks again. But I am excited to see what God has in store for us here. I know He has awesome people for us to meet and great experiences for us to encounter. And that is what I will cling to in the midst of this transition.
A wise man I know gave me this piece of advice as we walked down the Japanese sidewalk watching our son skip and laugh joyfully: “Just approach this big change like our two year old has. He has no fear, just faith that it will all be ok.” Childlike faith it is.
My first photo of Japan. Well, this is an IPHONE snap shot of the back of my camera. This is the view from our hotel balcony on base. The mountains during a rain storm. The foggy clouds rolling over the mountains were just beautiful.
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