on returning home.

which home, you say? the one with my boys.. wherever they are will always be home.

things i love about japan:

  • not wearing shoes in the house.  keeps everything so clean, don’t worry much about dropping things on the floor or tracking mud around.
  • particular to my area, the weather.  only about three months of mild winter — LOVE. IT. we can still play outside most days, even in the coldest month. i miss Nebraska snow on Christmas only.
  • the fresh food — meats, fruits, vegetables, fishes, all pretty fresh and in season.
  • the way living here challenges me and my long-held ideas and beliefs. the way it forces me to make convictions where i might’ve been okay to just accept something as truth.
  • learning a new language (though this is also rough!)
  • the opportunities to meet people totally unlike me.
  • in the way of the Gospel, we are not building on another man’s foundation — everything is new ground.  (this also means that we’re still tossing rocks out of the field and never really know when we’ll get to cultivate the ground or sow seeds.)
  • the family we’ve been given in other missionaries.  i love love LOVE our Navigator family!

One thought on “on returning home.

  1. It’s so good to get home–and to realize all the wonderful things about where you’re living! I’m glad you’re back with your boys.

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