This is me.
Not sure what to think.
Actually, this is me in the Beijing airport, showing you the rows and rows of empty chairs. But they weren't empty for very long, half-way through my layover and at the end of my nap, they were filled with large amounts of asian people. It was a huge airport, but I didn't see much of it. maybe on the way back when I'm with Jr. we will explore it a bit more.
But I'm not here to tell you about Beijing. I'm here to tell you about Lu-Tong and THOGL. Actually, more like here to tell you that I'm alive and hot. Its not the heat so much but the humidity that is hard to handle. Its 5:50pm here in Taiwan, for most of you reading this, its either 2:50, or 3:50 am. I'm a little jealous when I think of the big comfy beds you will be sleeping in right now, wrapped up in some cozy blanket, and enjoying the air conditioning. But I have something wonderful that you don't. Babies, lots and lots of babies! I have only been here at the home for a little more than 24 hours, but already their little personalities have begun to grow on me. It seems strange that yesterday, I didn't know these people. Didn't know the babies, didn't know Beth, Christy, or Abby, that I had never eaten with chopsticks . . . Its fascinating to me how very quickly life in a new world, becomes life.
In some ways I am really struggling. Not with jetlag, but with being lonely for the family. However, I know that its not about me and my wants. Coming here was not to be comfortable and cared for. I came to Taiwan to help, to serve, and to love. Its going to be a growing experience, I already am well aware of this. But I am looking forward to it! There are some wonderful people here to help me through the hard times and plenty of little souls to nurture during the good.
Please keep praying, especially right now as I settle in, I feel I need a lot of it!