We have nine more months left in the land of "The Morning Calm." I should be excited to go back home right? Most people here are counting down the days until they get on the plane...not me I love Korea. I do not love Paul's work here, kind of have a very strong dislike for his job here. But God has been so good to us here in Korea (not that it will change when we move). This little house has become our home, I love it so much! I do want to visit our families, but I cry when I think we may never come back to Korea. Here are a few reasons why I love this place so so so much.
1. We can do dinner for under $10 total. Folks that is not fast food that is salad, meat, kimbap, and sides!
2. Asher's babysitter here is so sweet! We love her to pieces!
3. Speaking of which every time we get on the subway we have free babysitters...I will miss the people who play with Asher and entertain him on the subway.
4. The best doctors I've ever had are here! And even without health insurance they are affordable.
5. I mentioned it earlier, but since I love it so much I'll say it again. I love our little home and sweet neighbors! My son was born in this house how could it not be special!
6. Biking to the DMZ is an awesome experience.
7. Strawberries. They are perfect here.
8. Running along the roads by the rice fields, they are so green and peaceful.
9. Always feeling safe, I never worry when Paul is in the field. I trust our neighbors and have never seen weird people driving in our neighborhood.
10. Kimchi this stuff is so yummy!
11. Driving through Soyosan and seeing the older Koreans who have had a bit too much soju...always makes me laugh.
12. If only Asher were older he would have the perfect opportunity to learn Korean.
13. Fall in Korea is the best season, the leaves change colors, there is a slight chill in the air. It's perfect!
14. Family snuggle time. Our house doesn't get warm enough in the winter so what better way to keep warm than to put on your favorite sweater and cuddle up in bed with a good movie or perhaps a hot breakfast.
15. Not understanding people. At first it drove me crazy not knowing what people were saying. Now if I need to communicate something hand signals go a long way, and the times I don't I don't have to listen to "OMG did you hear...."
I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunity to have lived in Korea. I really hope we get the chance to go to Europe next. But if not I know we will make the best of where ever God puts us. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:8-11