Home Sweet Home

Greetings! We are back home safe and sound after spending several weeks in America! Thank you so much to those who made our trip possible. I wish we could have thanked each of you in person, but we just were not able to get everywhere we wanted to go. We are so grateful, however, that … Continue reading Home Sweet Home


Delta’s Response

Following is the letter I received from Delta. It arrived in my e-mail inbox at 11:51 p.m. (Bangkok time) June 23. Hello, Thank you so much for reaching out to us about your daughters when they were traveling alone over the weekend. I am a Customer Solutions Specialist in our Corporate Offices and I’ve been … Continue reading Delta’s Response

Hey Delta, Glad My Kids Are OK Because Your Rep Ryan Davis Is Not

(I feel I should edit this a bit for clarity regarding the paragraph about the chaperone. The paragraph below, regarding the chaperone, is worded poorly, and I apologize. My intentions were not to make something seem like it is not. I was aware of the chaperone policy of China Southern. China Southern does state that … Continue reading Hey Delta, Glad My Kids Are OK Because Your Rep Ryan Davis Is Not

A Loud … Boom! A Soft Blow

Greetings! Wow. We want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed, prayed and shared our posts to raise funds for a visit to America. Today, I am within $850 of my goal! Jaynee has reached her goal! And Justine has enough to book a ticket! Hallelujah! I was able to book two tickets for … Continue reading A Loud … Boom! A Soft Blow

Update From Nepal and An Exciting Announcement

Greetings from Thailand. Prayers for Nepal. A couple weeks ago, our friends set out on a short-term outreach to Nepal. When they arrived, the city of Kathmandu looked like this: (photos borrowed from friends) Now, the city looks like this: We are thankful our friends are safe, but my heart is heavy for thousands of … Continue reading Update From Nepal and An Exciting Announcement


Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand, and from the newly-certified graduate of the Teaching English as a Foreign Language program! I spent most of February studying and practice teaching in a TEFL course, from which I graduated on February 27. I have been wanting to take the course for so many years, but time and finances and … Continue reading Certifiable!

Braving Bangkok: Reporting for Duty

Bangkok. Wow, it’s different. Chiang Mai was a “small” city of three million people, or at least that’s how I came to view it after living there for nearly three years. Bangkok. Not so much. Everything you read about Bangkok is true. It’s big. It’s busy. It’s really warm. Wait. It’s monstrous. It’s crazy. It’s … Continue reading Braving Bangkok: Reporting for Duty