水曜日, 4月 5

Baby Showers, an American thing

Last weekend I threw a little baby shower for my friend Yuko. Little did I know this is mainly an American custom and doesn't extend much into Asia or even Europe at that! Her baby is a gurl and is due in early July. When she's told Japanese people that she's "5 months along", they have stared in shock at her size....saying "You're too BIG!" She only just realized that this is because the Japanese follow something to do with the lunar calendar for counting months...so she's actually "7 months along" to Japanese people, BUT either way...she's really due in July and she's looks so sweet with her little bundle. We joke that the size must be because Emma Grace, the little soon-to-be-seen one, is part Canadianish and other part Japanese. We are hoping that Emma Grace won't have the same layer of fat on her head when she is born...Yuko recounted that at birth her head was layered with a thick fat and her family believes it was because they used to eat fatty meat such as bear and whale quite regularly. She likes Mexican food (as much as me) and we both have a heart for the Midwest as she lived in Oklahoma during high school. I wish I could be around to be a part of Emma ちゃん's life, but I must be content with photos, stories, and emails that I will hear throughout the years....and the prayers that I can send from across the waters. I have been so blessed to have met Yuko through her husband, Luke, a fellow English teacher and missionary kid from Japan. One last comment- Yuko's grandmother makes the smashingest, tastiest, sourest plums around. If you're really nice, I might let you try a nibble from my stock ^_^ !!

(I can't remember what face we are supposed to be making...maybe Luke will remind me?)

5 件のコメント:

Laurie Elliot さんのコメント...

I'm so glad you thought of it - I've been in Japan too long - cause it was fun!

yukoelliot さんのコメント...

I'm truly blessed to have you as our friend and sister in Him, Sarah ^^. Baby Shower was a very special moment for me, and I will definitely tell Emma chan many, many times how "Auntie Sarah" made everything so special for her ^^. Thank you for being so thoughtful and sweet. I sure miss you badly when you will go back to USA. Someday I'd love to visit you in Kansas/Midwest ! ^^

Luke Elliot さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah, thanks for giving my wife such an awesome baby shower! The last photo there is a double re-enactment of Edvard Munch's The Scream.

Sarita さんのコメント...

That's right!! Now I remember talking about Munch...although I don't think I realized who we were mimicing until after the shot hahaha...

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

hahah you two look like you're being fished in. looks like it was fun!