Saturday, April 21, 2007

First Post

Well, I am finally joining the 21st century and starting a blog. Friends have been bugging me to get started. So, here we go! I don't really know what I am doing so this should be entertaining. Of course, living in Japan, most of the time I don't know what I am doing so this is really not a new feeling!

I guess I don't really have a theme for this blog. Just my ramblings about life as a non-Japanese living here in Japan. I love living here and amazed that I get to be here living and working. What a difference from growing up in rural America!

Life in Japan is going well. Spring is blooming all around and the kids are outside playing these days until the last bit of sunlight fades away. Living next to an elementary school gives me even more chances to hear the usually happy voices of children playing and the entertainment of being around sometimes when they all are. Being a foreigner in Japan gives one instant celebrity status.

This week I added a new role to my list of responsibilities. I am now a school board member. There is a small Christian school about an hour or so away. Since one of my collegues will be going back to the States for a year and has been a member of the board for a long time they asked if someone from our group could fill in for him. So, I get to do that! Yesterday I met the other board members and sat in on a meeting. There are lots of issues to discuss and even though everyone has opinions about how things should go, the love for the school and wanting it to be an effective ministry keeps them focused and fairly unified-as much as is humanly possible.

Well, that is my new news for now. Now I will see what happens when I hit the publish button!

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