Robert & Roberta Adair

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I started this ramble a few weeks ago as I was thinking about our upcoming home assignment. Yep, I think it started as a stream of consciousness one night when I couldn’t fall asleep. Although I could probably make it more balanced (and I’m sure loads of blogs and books have been written much better about this), I want to post it as...

R gets back from Indonesia tomorrow. Two weeks is a long time, and I’ve been more tired and forgetful than usual. Yet I want to remember the moments of grace instead of the moments of feeling spent (um…like tonight after arguably my hardest mom day evah!).

Grace #1: I usually take the boys to the car at the same time, but I sometimes...

imageOne of my first words in Japanese 4+ years ago literally translates as “carp banner.” I didn’t realize at the time that Children’s Day is a big deal here and that these banners are flown from schools, public buildings, and many homes. But I was a bit crabby that I could say “carp banner” before I could say...

imageJ started houkuen (daycare) 3 weeks ago. I know I’m just another gaijin (foreign) mom figuring out this houkuen thing, but it has felt like quite a learning curve. Now we’re a little more into a rhythm…and I want to write a touch about it now before the newness goes away. Because, yo, I’m guessing it’s a bit different than daycare in the US and because it’s already beginning to feel normal. Anyhoo, we went in for an interview on a Wednesday, and he started the next Monday...

In process, indeed.

A couple of weeks after B was born, our landlord let us know about a possible new home. The fact that she is looking for us is really touching as she has told us that she really wants us to stay. Yet, despite not yet being a follower of Christ, she seems to understand and accept that when we come back for our...

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