Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Home I Know

So, I've been away from home for a little while.  Come to think of it, I've been away from this blog for a while too. Sorry for that.  Anyway, I lived away from home and family for a little over a year.  I've been far away from most of everything I hold dear.  I started out in a foreign land with no friends, no family, no place to live, and no job.  A lot of people keep telling me that I was so brave to do all that, but aside from the occasional moment of extreme loneliness, everything went so smoothly during my entire trip.  God brought me a job, a place to live and many beautiful friends.  Life in Taiwan was in many ways like a dream.

I have quite a few people to thank for that. Michael, Florence, Fr. Bernard, Fr. Stanislaus, Peter and Agnes, Fleur, Joseph, Manuel, Nya, Jeremy and Laura, Greg and Alma, Grace, Jackie, Bridgette, Ariesa, Emily, Markus, Basti, Elizabeth, Pheobian, Gina, Anna, and many, many others have done so much to make me feel special and loved.  You repeated acts of kindness and friendship made me feel safe, secure, and brave.  It's little wonder that I have never felt that coming to Taiwan was any extraordinary thing.   You all made it so easy! Thank you my lovely friends.  Thanks to you all, my home is all over the world and I am forever changed by knowing you.  I miss you all dearly and I look forward to the day when we might meet again.

Love, always,
T

1 comment:

XiaoLing said...

Miss you too.. :(
I hope I had gone to church more often when you were here so I could bump into you more often.. :-/