In the United States, from what we see on the tv, there is increasing lawlessness – rioting with burning, destroying, murdering, hurting – mostly, it seems in the big cities. Thankfully, none of that in our part of the world is showing, though, we occasionally get some bad stuff going on. Always seems to run its course when the perpetrators grow up, get a life, and quit being selfish snowflakes. (also, the coppers getting in there and ferreting them out!) But in the meantime, sometimes cattle are let out, combines destroyed, vehicles are stolen, inside of new homes being built are trashed, and multiple fires set to old buildings and piles of hay.
But, i hope that we never get to the point that others will attack and kill you for a coat they fancy, or a nice piece of jewelry or a sweet camera. Yes, there are some countries in which this happens in broad daylight. Tourists need to take care as to what they are wearing and displaying to avoid being accosted.
Daughter, Jessica, is always thinking of nice things to give others. She brought home from Vietnam Simple Coffee Co, a couple sacks of delicious coffees grown and roasted in Son La, Vietnam. She has since recently returned to Vietnam (quite the adventure in that – taking 52 hours and now in isolation!), so i’m enjoying the Forest flavor all by myself. We shared Sunrise earlier in her visit. Okay, now i’m going to cry because i miss her still. 😦 She’s been doing this international schools teaching since straight out of uni – you’d think i’d get used to her being gone.
Simple Coffee Hanoi
Số 87 ngõ 50/59, Đặng Thai Mai,
Quảng An, Tây Hồ
Hà Nội, Vietnam 10000
Mercy me! What happened to June!!! Busy month for us, but the biggest event by far was that our youngest son is now married to a wonderful farm girl from Iowa. They are now settling into life together in a small place outside Des Moines. It’s a bit of a drive to her work and he works at home remotely for the same outfit he worked for in Parkville, MO. Although they’ve never lived together, they say that after only three weeks, it just feels normal. Even the pastor who married them commented to me that they may be the most suited for one another couple he’s ever married. They both love God and serve Him by teaching youngsters and reaching out to international students when they were each in their respective universities. In fact, it was through their involvement in the non denominational on-campus Christian ministries that they met. God is good all the time.
It’s a huge adjustment for me that my baby is married – that gives us moms a different position in their sons’ lives and it’s tough to accept, but it’s a good thing. Her parents and sisters and extended family are our family now and we could not be more blessed.
I still cry, but hey, that’s just the reality of it. I’m happy for all of us, but the realisation that so much change is and has been and the years just simply flying by and getting old, and, and, and…..