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.”