I've got 10,000 reasons for my soul to sing! Bless the Lord!
Life in Korea through the eyes of an American PW who likes to Crazy Quilt!
Hmmm... I wonder if anyone reads my blog anymore. =)
Does anyone remember the CQ Newsletter? It started out as a magazine and graduated to CD format that was mailed out to subscribers. I have the first 7 issues and 6 CD's (from 2003) with articles, projects and inspiration too~
I have been going through some stuff and have decided to give them away. Instead of doing a random number 'pick' I have decided to do the drawing a bit different. If you would like to recieve them please leave a comment INCLUDING your blog link OR email address telling me why you would like them and I will pick a winner. Please remember to tell me HOW to contact you!
I have been visiting the Love and Hope Orphanage in Daegu. It is an orphanage with either (or both) mentally and physically handicapped children whose parents have given them up. Each and every one of these children are SO precious! Their eyes light up when we walk into the room to visit with them. Their faces are riveted when we read to them. We love to play with them and simply hug and cuddle them. It is such a precious experience. Seriously, these kids are like little sponges absorbing any affection you will give them.
I don't know this little one's name but she is so pretty. On my first visit I caressed her face and told her how beautiful she is. She promptly nodded her head no. I continued to tell her how pretty she was as she emphatically nodded "no" each time I told her. Finally she stopped saying no. I just pray that she can realize that she is beautiful in God's sight and in mine.
This is 11 year old Sang Woo. He is such a cutie with his infectious smile and wonderful personality. Today he sat on my lap and hugged me. As I hugged him he was full of giggles and wiggles! As I patted his back he patted mine too.
Content and Happy. I call him Smiley because that is what he does best. When we arrived at the orphange today I sat down a good distance away from him. He is unable to walk (as most of the kids are in this area of the orphange) so he ROLLS across the floor to come and visit with me. =) What a doll!
More pics to come and video too. It is truly a blessing to be able to visit these little ones. Your prayers are coveted for these dear children.
Our anniversary is the 19th of this month (which falls on a Sunday) so we celebrated today by driving to Taegu to a lovely little French Mediterranean restaurant called Dijon.
Our menu consisted of:
French Bread with a Vinaigrette/Olive Oil dip
Escargot Cream Soup
Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Duxelle and curried rice in Coconut Butter Sauce
We didnt order the soup but it came with the meal so, of course I had to try it. How often do I get the opportunity???? It was good and I can at least say that I have had escargot. It really did taste like chicken- but very very tender.
With French Music playing in the background hubby gave me his best serenade of 'Volare' (ISN'T that ITALIAN???) and he gave his best shot at speaking French that he possibly could muster up including and limited to: "Parles Vous Francais?', "French Fries", "Au Jus", and "Monsier". Oh- and "Pepe Le Pugh" We can't forget THAT, now can we??? =)
We strolled around- it was a beautiful day- and happened upon some lovebirds. (Awwww!)
Last but not least he bought me a hair clip that I had fancied a while back at a small boutique.
Anyhow, it was a lovely day!
If you have read this far I am quite surprised... haha.... I have toyed with the idea of 'putting my blog to bed'. Not sure yet but giving it some thought. If I do decide to start another please leave a comment and subscribe to that comment so I can post the url if that is the way I decide to go.
Thanks for stopping by after my pathetically long absence!!!
Excitement is building as we prepare for our Children's Church doing a Nativity Play.
Here are the pics before all the action takes place... will update soon!
I have to laugh because the provender is not 'straw or hay' but it is (tee hee) leftover stubble from the rice harvest here in Korea.
Merry Christmas to all! Jesus is the reason for the Season!!!
I have seen these slides coming out of some daycares in Korea and always thought they were for the kids to exit. Imagine my surprise when I found this and this. They are emergency exits and would you take a look at the INCLINE of these slides??? Incline? Incline???? I marvel! I truly marvel!
They put service above self to protect our country.
They risk their lives so that we may live free.
This Veteran's Day we remember the fallen and honor those who serve.
To America's Veterans... THANK YOU!