But first to the beginning.
Thirty years ago DH and I began an adventure: an adventure called marriage. It has netted us five wonderful sons of whom we are extremely proud, three beautiful daughters-in-law whom we love dearly, and five Most Adorable Granddaughters. So it seems fitting that the day we also began another adventure - the day when we boarded the plane that would take us to foreign soil - was also the day that marked our thirtieth wedding anniversary. This was when the real adventure began – when we left the familiar and when I somehow found the courage to set foot on a plane.
For someone who doesn't do planes, boats, snakes, strange beds, I've had my share of these over the last three and a half weeks. Two things I learnt: our God is a faithful God who when He promises to always be with us IS always with us, and I'm blessed to have a husband who loves me and was supportive all the way. I'm so glad that I got to share this experience with him.
We have returned with 1000 photos which I will not inflict on my readers (or even on my family) but I will share some of our favourite photos as long as they don't violate anyone's privacy. I would dearly love to share with you the beautiful faces of the gorgeous children I met, but you'll just have to take my word for it. Meanwhile, here are a few of our favourite photos of our adventure that began in Singapore.
And the passage that I proved over and over again while in South East Asia:
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous Hand.