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Mar 1, 2011

2 Years

This was March 2009. Our first couple of weeks in Hong Kong. I can't believe how little the kids look. They are seen here showing off their newly acquired octopus cards and lanyards.
The time has gone by so fast and our remaining days here seem to be coming up even faster.

I remember it was during our first week here and I was feeling the common emotions of isolation, and loneliness. My jet lagged mind was overwhelmed by the unfamiliar sights and smells of the foreign land that my family had decided to call home.
It was on the day I was feeling the lowest, that we happened to be invited to dinner with Nathan's boss. He was picking us up in his van to go to Tsim Sha Tsui. I was quite drowsy and had not notice much of the sights along the way. We parked the car and began walking toward the restaurant, we turned a corner and there in front of me for the first time was Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong skyline. If it is possible to silently gasp, I would describe my action at that moment as an inward gasp. I found the vast array of skyscrapers and their lights reflecting in the water, dazzling. The shadows of the mountains hidden behind the spectacle of glistening buildings was such a fascinating contrast to me.
I felt a renewed excitement about being here. At that moment I wanted to see Hong Kong, to explore all of it and get to know it well.

In two years we have explored and have learned a lot about Hong Kong's landscape and the people. There is much more to see and to experience. I look forward to every new day that God will give us in this "Fragrant Harbor"


Melanie said...

Hey Sarah...I cannot even imagine what this experience has been like for you! I'm so glad you have embrased this experience and made the best of it from the fun exploring to dealing with lizards in your bathroom (remember that...I do!) Can't wait to see where God takes you next and what He continues to do in your lives!

Michelle Roman said...

Hi Sarah! A lot has changed in 2 years! The kids do look so little!! What an amazing opportunity for all of you! Love you much!