火曜日, 11月 15

It's a go yo!

After coming to the realization that my monthly newsletters have turned into bimonthly and now quarterly (Sorry guys!!), I thought it was high time I take some of my friends' suggestions and finally get this blog thing up and running. It's surprisingly easy and fun (for those of us that don't mind computers... ganbatte Mamá!!). I hope you enjoy the new format...and no worries I'll still be all over my emails...I love hearing from you all!! So here it goes, not from the beginning or the end, but somewhere in between....


The days of Japanese autumn are slowly coming to a close. The leaves have fallen, the rice fields bare with the stubble of leftover hay stalks. The apple harvest is almost picked over, leaving the trees a bare green, where they were once speckled with red dots. The sunset creeps into my day around 16:30. And most importantly I have taken out all the winter gear...the snow tires & wipers are on; the hat, scarf, gloves, and coat are out; the fresh supply of kleenex and handwarmers are present at school; and the kids are squirmish in their seats from cold or lethargic from the heater.

I love my little kiddos. I know most of their faces by now...but cannot remember the 1,500+ names unfortunately. We had a great time making pumpkins in many of my classes. One boy adamantly drew a fire-filled pumpkin and called out in the proudest voice "PUMPKIN FIIIAARRRU!!" What a sweetie!















Life is good. God continually blesses me, He fulfills my prayers in ways I could never comprehend. I am preparing for baptism on December 4th!!! It will be a day full of His blessings as friends from both here and across Aomori (callin' out my Misawa crew) will be coming to support and encourage me down Christ's path. If anyone would have told me just 3 years ago this is where God's love has taken me, I would have given 'em a cynical reply...but now God lets me soar in His works and when I begin to fall He is the one that picks me back up.


Tomorrow I'm off to the big, bright city of Aomori...a teacher's conference. So they can teach us to confer. It's about an hour drive from my little apple orchard town of Itayanagi. The drive there begins in the apple and rice valley and takes me through the blue forests of Aomori to the cement and neon lights of the port city. And I have the feeling there will be a nice layer of SNOW on the ground by then!!! The pure white flakes are falling gently on the brown decay of autumn... winter wonderland pictures are coming soon!! Ok, much more to come...now I'm headed over to my heated rug!! Pretty fancy you might say?? Well, really think again for those of you with central heating!!! I'll trade ya my rug any day :)! It's an over and out, hebane!

10 件のコメント:

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

hoooray! go on sarah!

Mamá さんのコメント...

Mi querida Sarita,
And, when will you be signing a book deal? Or maybe your story will go on the BIG SCREEN! I keep almost all of your e-mails, so we have a ton of information about your adventures! I love the descriptive picture you create with your words. Sounds familiar since we are also moving into fall and winter, but know it is different.
Thank you so much for creating this blog. I have heard of such things but have never accessed one! You know how computer savvy I am not. So, do I just click on it whenever and the new information will be there? Or do I put this e-mail on my desktop and the new information will appear there? Help me out with this one.
To all of you out there who reading this, I am the mother. I am so thrilled that my daughter has so many wonderful friends like you who share with her, take care of her, laugh with her, and love her! She may be far away from Kansas, but I am at peace especially since I know that she knows that God is with her every step of the way.
So, adiós to you all and hasta luego to my dear daughter.
Love, Mamá

匿名 さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah! The pictures you send are always very interesting and fun to see. I can read some of the characters too... but they look Chinese to me :-)

Eric Dodson

Lisa Cortes さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah,
Wonderful!! Thanks for the blog. I was so, so glad to read your mother's comments.
There is so much I want to share, but I feel spread so thin right now. Just keep prayiing for us. We also se God moving in incredible ways beyond what we could even imagine.
Lots of love and many blessings,
Lisa

esther palomino さんのコメント...

¡Hola Sarah!
Gracias por compartir tus pensamientos e imágenes de tu vida en Japón.
Saludos,
Esther Palomino

匿名 さんのコメント...

Hello Sarah- I am counting down the days until I will get to see your face again. Your mother is so right that we are lucky to have one another. It will be great for us to share our adventures with each other over Christmas (I have a few of my own to share with you this time). How our lives have changed...I would never have imagined either of us at the points that we are at right now in our lives.
Keep Hope Alive!
Althea

steph さんのコメント...

sarah your pics and your stories always rock!! great to hear from ya!

匿名 さんのコメント...

Hola Saritachan. muy bien!

nice site!! cute pics!! who's the fella??

Autumn

Sarita さんのコメント...

Thx for all the nice comments crew!!! You're all so sweet!! Saludos a Ustedes!!! And Autumnchan ur funny...the boy is John, a long/short-term missionary from Ireland staying @ the Elliot's, you missed meeting him.

匿名 さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah
How cool this blog thing. I love to see/hear what you are up to. We all can't wait to see you in Wisconsin in January. Let us know your plans. I know Cranky Pats is on your list.
Take care
Becky