Saturday, March 30, 2013

Still Waiting!

Some of you read Lissa's brief rant on Facebook, stating that our shipment did NOT arrive on March 17th as we had hoped.  Instead, it got a late start at sea, and is headed on a detour to China.  We don't expect to see our household goods until mid- to late-April.  To quote an ancient philosopher-king, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" and that's exactly how we've felt recently.  We are heart-sick, depressed, angry and wishing we could speed time forward to the day that a moving truck appears in front of our house, delivering beds with mattresses, pillows, spring-weather clothing, kitchen implements, stereo systems, computer software, Xbox, and other comforts of home.

It will get here.  We know it will.  And between now and then, we've got some living to do.

Jenna and Heather have been on spring break this past week, which also coincided with "O-Hana-Mi", Sakura (cherry blossom) Viewing season.  For one precious week, trees all over Tokyo exploded in full bloom with pale pink blossoms.  We made a point to get out of our empty house and enjoy the outdoor scenery, and God graced our week with pleasant spring weather and mild temperatures.

Enjoy the photos, and pray for us to persevere during this wait that seems never-ending.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! And it is the word "persevere" that was brought to my mind when I saw that you had posted on this blog again and before I read this post! God is so good and -- as you know -- He will give you strength to persevere! Love you all and praying!!! -- Margie