Today is my "half and half" day :). It's hard to believe that I have already spent half of my entire life in America. I spent 20 years growing up in Thailand and I have now spent another 20 years in the U.S. I first came here on Sept. 14, 1989 to study at Oregon State University for my master's degree. After I graduated, I got married (Sept. 7, 1991) to my sweetheart. We met on my campus (Chulalongkorn University) in 1988. He went with Campus Crusade for Christ on a summer mission project and I was helping Campus Crusade for Christ in Thailand as an interpreter. Some day, I will post about our love story's details. I believe in "arranged marriages" (arranged by the Lord).
I miss Thailand (Land of Smiles), but I would probably miss America, too, if I were away from here for a long period of time (like 20 years :)). My husband and I hope and pray that someday we will be able to go back to Thailand as full-time missionaries (if it's God's will). I am looking forward to seeing what plans God has for my life and my family from this point forward. I don't know what the future holds but I know Who holds the future! (I know it's a cliche but it's true.) Living for God is an exciting & rewarding adventure; it's the best way to live!
"When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future." Ecclesiastes 7:14
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11