So you know how everyone always says, "Well, you only get 1 (fill-in-the-blank). Well it doesn't always hold true. Emi had her birthday in December, but being just a week shy of Christmas it was a very busy time for everyone.
So, we decided to postpone her "real" party until January -- last night, in fact. We are so blessed to have met so many good people here in Okinawa. Many of them were able to come and celebrate with us.
God has truly been taking care of us here: we have a decent place to live, we eat well, we are able to work, and we are relatively free of diseases and illness.
We are thankful for the many blessings and friends here. We are especially thankful for Emi -- a daily burst of sunshine.