Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 In Review

  • I've been in over 30 airplanes.
  • I've driven or flown to/through over 10 States (some 3 or 4 times).
  • I've traveled to Canada, the Bahamas, the US, China, Singapore and South Korea.
  • I've made hundreds of new friends all over the world including Taiwan, Japan, Germany, all over China, and Africa.
  • I've learned new words in a new language.
  • I've taught new subjects.
  • I've lost 60 lbs (and sadly just maintaining these days).
  • I've gained a better world view.
  • I've grown in my musicianship.
  • I've discovered new foods and drinks that I love and some that I hate.
  • I've begun to grasp new customs and a beautiful culture.
  • I've realized how little I truly know about a great big God.

It has been an incredible ride this year. I can tell you that this time last year, I had no idea I'd be living in China. Makes me excited for what will happen in 2010. I'm excited to see what God's going to do. How will I be different, changed? How will I impact others? What kind of life will I lead over the next 12 months? How will I allow Him to work in me and through me? It's kind of like a clean slate. Starting fresh. That is a great feeling.


Anonymous said...


I enjoy reading your blog. China never seemed like a country to visit, but you are changing that.

Hopefully your parents can visit you in China.

Glad you had a nice Ch*istmas.

Looking forward to the next blog.


Kay Day said...

I love looking at your pictures on FB, but this is the first I've been to this new blog.
You are living such an adventure! Soak it up! I am envious, I admit.