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HOME AGAIN

On the flight home from Japan, my travel buddy asked me, “Besides certain people, what have you missed about home?”

Other than family and friends back home? “Ummm, well…I don’t know,” I stammered. “I really just missed the people.”

Now that I’ve been back in Tennessee several days, I’ve had time to think. I didn’t really MISS these things while I was away, but I sure do appreciate them now that I’m home!

Wide open spaces. The busy Japanese cities were delightful, but I sure do love life in the middle of a quiet hay field.

My bed. Sleeping on the floor on futon mats was not bad at all, honestly, but a thick mattress is awesome!

Bright stars on a dark night. In Isesaki, ambient light in the city blocked the light of the stars. Out here in the hay field, the stars burn holes in a huge, black sky.

Waking up to birdsong. I especially love hearing the meadowlarks and our saucy mockingbird as the sun slips up over the tree line.

A kitchen that’s big enough for more than one person to work in at a time. Several of the kids were home this past Sunday – it was nice to bustle about the kitchen together preparing dinner.

The clothes dryer. I like to hang clothes out on the line, but it’s also nice to be able to throw a load of laundry in the dryer when I want.

Paper towels and hand dryers in public restrooms. I didn’t mind the squatty-potties, but I never got used to leaving a public restroom with dripping hands. Blegh.

Helen’s homemade chocolate chip cookies! Nom, nom, nom…

And now that I’m home, what do I miss about Japan?

The people, of course!

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One Response to Posts

  1. emily says:

    Woohoo!!!!!! Praying 🙂

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