We drove to Saitama this weekend. It’s about 1 1/2 hours away from us and it’s where my cousin lives with his wife. Another cousin and her husband….and another cousin and her daughter came from Tokyo and we all spend the afternoon sharing a meal and visiting. It’s been a blessing to get to know this part of my family…..and such a sweet thing to have family here in Japan.
We had a Sunday school leadership dinner tonight…what a joy to eat and talk and laugh with these friends (who we have only known for seven months)….grateful for these brothers and sisters who have helped make our transition to living in Japan so much smoother than I could have imagined.