From: Dorm Parents; Chiang Mai, Thailand To: Harmony and Melody's parents; Lopburi, Thailand Oct. 9, 1997 “Dear Steve and Holly, Melody is getting on fine. Having Harmony here helps her, though they don’t spend very much time together, each playing with her own age group more. But occasionally they will get together, hold hands… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: Sisters at School
Dear little explorer, It must be very hard to believe that you will be living in a new place soon!...
I dream about Thailand almost every night. Usually I'm getting on a plane, then I'm landing in Chiang Mai. Sometimes friends are with me, Sometimes I'm leading a team from the church, Sometimes (giving away one my deepest desires) my family is there, reunited at last in our old home. The dream continues in a… Continue reading Sweet, Scary, Dangerous Dreams
I am in northern Thailand, beginning my year-position as a boarding home assistant. The dorm is really just a big house for the children of missionaries belonging to one-particular organization. There are 15 teens living in the dorm here, ages 13-18. I work with one other boarding home assistant in addition to the dorm parents.… Continue reading the start of school and unexpected reactions
So I work in a retail shop that sells a wide variety of items, including candles. And we always have the scent called “Home Sweet Home”. But the scent is completely foreign to me. Apparently, it's the "heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea." Anyway, it makes me think… the… Continue reading The scent of home
The dream starts with the realization that we would be going back to Thailand. I would get excited and then I would look around and see that I was finally there, I was finally home. The dream would culminate in a reunion between myself and a bowl of my favorite noodle soup. In the dream,… Continue reading Dreams of Soup