Dear little explorer, It must be very hard to believe that you will be living in a new place soon!...
Quick refresher: I am in Chiang Mai as a dorm assistant in a boarding home for missionary teens attending school away from home. I have seen first-hand close the relationships are between every teen in this dorm. Though they vary in age, nationality, and interests, these teens see each other as brothers and sisters.… Continue reading Dorm Life
When I was in Thailand, it was normal for us to have as many as 20 guests over for lunch every day. It was part of my parents’ job description to welcome incoming missionaries and help them settle into Thailand. My parents were more than happy to have guests over for meals, and so it… Continue reading Grown-Ups
When we moved back to the States, we stayed with our extended family. I was excited to see them and excited to return to a place I had a vague memory of from childhood. But at the same time, I felt so insecure. As my relatives came up to me and welcomed us home, I… Continue reading Family of Strangers