Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: Sisters at School

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

Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: New and Thankful

From: Dorm parents of Harmony (6) and Melody (10) AND Harmony; Chiang Mai, Thailand To: Parents of Harmony and Melody; Lopburi, Thailand Date: September 18th, 1997 Notes: One of the many significant roles that dorm parents at boarding homes play is keeping parents up to date with the experiences of their children.  They help decrease the… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: New and Thankful

Featured TCKs

Featured Parents: Why boarding school?

Ever wonder why some missionary parents opt for boarding school? Who better to ask than the parents themselves? Below are responses from 5 parents I know who chose to send their children to boarding school when they were serving as missionaries in East Asia. Note: This post is not meant to suggest one method of schooling… Continue reading Featured Parents: Why boarding school?


Choosing to Care

Commitment issues... I usually nod sympathetically when someone tell me about difficult breakups due to the other person having commitment issues.  What I don't tell them is that, even though I feel terrible about a friend being hurt by a broken relationship, I tend to identify more to the un-committed (You can read a bit about this… Continue reading Choosing to Care

Ministry Updates

Ministry Update: The Beginnings…

This Saturday I had an awesome opportunity to represent missions at 2 events!!  Last week, a friend from church invited me to be a part of a new church event called "Celebrating Women in Missions", and even asked me to share a little bit of my story in missions and to facilitate a table.  I was… Continue reading Ministry Update: The Beginnings…


“TCKs in Transition”

http://vimeo.com/97296408 Hey everyone, I saw this VIMEO titled "TCKs in Transition" a while ago, but I thought it would be a great way to introduce the Third Culture Kid" to those of you who don't know much about them. What do you think?  Do you find any of this surprising? relevant to you?  interesting? If you… Continue reading “TCKs in Transition”

Ministry Updates


In the summer of 2015, I was still in northern Thailand, nearing the end of my 1 year experience serving in a missionary kid boarding home.  In 1 month, an airplane would take me back to the US, back to my 2 adorable nieces, and back to life as it always was (which seemed a whole… Continue reading Introducing…


Dorm Life

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


the start of school and unexpected reactions

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



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