“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
We have been home almost a week and still find it difficult to really fathom where we’ve been – the miles we’ve covered, the people we’ve met along the way….the journey wasn’t always easy (especially the challenges of going from country to country) and the pain of leaving behind people we came to know and love was difficult…but it was worth every Tuk Tuk drive, every bug bite, every “different” food, & every mountain climb challenge we met!
Anita once said to me “every head is a world” (which is SO true!) and I misquoted it by saying “every head is awhirl” (we found that it was on MANY occasions on this adventureJ) A very special retired teacher we met & loved (she truly was an angel!) then quoted to us “every flower is a world”… It was in the little things that we truly found the miracles along the way!
“My three sons” taught in Taiwan years ago (the children they taught now in their teens) & their mothers not only met us at the airport but arranged for an apartment for us and took us around Taipei – they fed us delicious Taiwanese food, arranged for trips through museums, their friends took us (inJ) & hiking, & we toured every nook & cranny possible to see in their beautiful country! We were then treated like royalty by Maggie’s family and blessed by ALL there in the south we met… please come visit us in Canada!
A trip truly to be remembered in our hearts forever! I will add 4 countries in less than 2 months might be too challenging for other Gogos but “to know one culture is to know no culture” so we would challenge you to get to know a new Canadian (or work such as Prison Fellowship Cambodia) from another culture and experience the beauty of life through their eyes!
“He delights in every detail of OUR lives” Ps 37:23
…every flower, every individual we meet, every challenge, every tear!
Thanks for following us on this LONG Tuk Tuk drive…HOME never looked so GOOD!! And THANKYOU to all the ones who showed us kindness along the way…what a BLESSING you were in our lives…we MISS YOU! Chris & Dianne
“Every Flower is a World!