水曜日, 3月 8

Non-stop

Post have been few and far between...not for lack of things, but for abundance. With the inklings of springtime in the air, activities are becoming more and more numerous as the hibernation of sleepy Aomori melts away. Here's just a quick recap of the past week....
(Watched "Narunia" or The Chronicles of Narnia as more commonly known in English and enjoyed some sushi afterwards with friends/Elliot crew. It was great to see the movie for the 2nd time...once while home for Christmas and then again on the opening day in Japan. I saw even more symbolism and meaning as it relates to Christ the second time around and I also relearned some useful Japanese phrases with the subtitles...such as "mochiron" meaning of course and "yamete" meaning STOP !!)
(Never underestimate the power of the English alphabet...my kids never tire of making A's, B's, C's, etc....they wore me out just trying to hand out their letters every other second!)
(The school year is quickly coming to a close here in Japan. I received numerous plaques, songs, and scribbled notes from my wonderful kids. I will truly miss them...especially the body arch my little first graders gave me today on the way out of my elementary school...each pair of students holding their hands above them to clasp their partners hands forming a sort of cave for me to practically crawl through. I cried...'cuz God gives me so many awesome experiences and memories!!)
(Watched Rie's traditional Japanese dance last Sunday...she has been practicing since she was 8 years old and competed that day in a dance rehearsal of sorts...it was very beautiful, simple, but intricate.)



And the 5-month update of sweet, glowing Yuko!!! It's a GIRL!!! Emma Grace...you can read more about it on Luke's (in English) or Yuko's (in Japanese) page!

3 件のコメント:

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

how much longer will you be in japan?

Sarita さんのコメント...

i'll be here til the end of july!!

Mother さんのコメント...

Do any of the students ever frown? They are always happy, happy! But then, they have their Sarita to teach them!