Migrating move-date




Our move date was moved again, (as it seems to be migratory) to February 24th. The good news about this migratory date is that I now have the chance to sing a new Bellini aria at my voice teachers’ recital on the 20th. I’ll post more information on my calendar if you are interested in attending.

When facing a big life change, it is easy to focus on what will be missed. For instance, when we leave for China I know I will miss my family, my dear friends, my dog, western toilets, salad and speaking English among other things. I am, however, looking forward to living in the equivalent of Chinese Manhattan, not cleaning up dog fur, not doing yard work, learning a new language, discovering a new city with Jim and Jameson and exploring new musical genres and instruments. I am also looking forward to meeting new people while filling the blaring white walls of our apartment with colorful paintings, music and laughter.

So, here is a picture of the offending white walls. If you like modern, this apartment is for you. If you like cleaning up sticky finger-prints from glass furniture, this apartment is also quite perfect. But, I am happy to see 3 bedrooms, a washer and dryer, air-conditioning, a nice view and close proximity to Century Park (The Shanghai equivalent of Central Park.)

Upon leaving the States I will not have access to facebook. But, I will use my web-site as a blog and give weekly updates. We have many blessings behind us, and so much adventure ahead. It is indeed difficult to live in the present.

My verse for the day is Jeremiah 29:11 “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.”

zai jian,
Lori



5 comments

  • Shannon H

    Shannon H

    my dearest friend, So glad to be able to pray for you and hear of your adventures! We love you, and will miss you. I've added your blog at the top of my favorites list and I'm excited to see all the next year has for you! Blessings, Shannon PS hope you like the silly little something I sent your way!

    my dearest friend,
    So glad to be able to pray for you and hear of your adventures! We love you, and will miss you. I've added your blog at the top of my favorites list and I'm excited to see all the next year has for you!
    Blessings, Shannon

    PS hope you like the silly little something I sent your way!

  • L

    L

    What an honor to be at the top of your list! Yay for silly little somethings. I only wish that you were on your way as well! Much love, Lori

    What an honor to be at the top of your list! Yay for silly little somethings. I only wish that you were on your way as well!

    Much love,
    Lori

  • Lynda Christman

    Lynda Christman

    I will give your mommy lots of hugs!

    I will give your mommy lots of hugs!

  • L

    L

    Thanks Linda! She will need lots of hugs. We hope that she may come visit us. But, if not she may need to get a good grandma fix from your grandchildren!;) much love to you and your family!

    Thanks Linda! She will need lots of hugs. We hope that she may come visit us. But, if not she may need to get a good grandma fix from your grandchildren!wink

    much love to you and your family!

  • Heather

    Heather

    So glad to hear we can read about updates on your blog! I personally cannot wait to hear all about the adventures you will have. Many prayers will go with you all.

    So glad to hear we can read about updates on your blog! I personally cannot wait to hear all about the adventures you will have. Many prayers will go with you all.

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