We started our adventure with mercy and I’m sure it will only continue to be that way as we navigate a whole new world.
All of our totes were overweight. We already knew we’d have to pay extra for the 5th tote, but it was starting to look pretty bad if we had to pull everything out, rearrange it on the airport floor and also get rid of enough stuff to correctly weigh in!
Only mercy from a loving Father could have put us in line with a few new trainees and the floor manager who decided without any prompting from us, to allow all of our bags through, since we were already paying for the extra one, instead of making us unpack and put all of the heavy items in the extra tote before checking in!
The flights were long, but not unbearable. Arriving in Singapore after only a pit stop in Korea for fuel was awesome! By then we’d had over 20 hours on a plane. We were glad for the hot shower and a bed to sleep in during our layover. I’d also never thought I’d be excited to see McDonalds for breakfast. Did you know you had the option to have a lighter breakfast? You could just order a side of corn! I opted for the big breakfast, minus the corn 🙂
On our final flight, we were on the same plane as some others from the states!
All of us arrived in one piece, all of our luggage arrived mostly intact, minus one of their totes that had to be plastic wrapped because it’s lid had gone missing! We all made it through immigration and customs to be met by a slew of semi-familiar faces from our days back in Missouri!
Our first days were spent being fed and shown around by the others here who have been here for a few months already. The team here did an amazing job making our landing as smooth as possible. We did lots of shopping downtown in our little city, which doesn’t seem as little as I’d imagined it! Every shop is jam packed next to each other.
I made it to 6 months with our little guy! He’s as wiggly as ever and we’ll meet with the midwife on Monday to start making plans for his arrival.
The food here is awesome. Our helper cooked us this amazing stew/soup called “soto” which I could probably eat every week.
A few thankfuls:
– Our war against the roaches seems to be manageable now
– We start the “Warm up” stage of language learning on Monday!
– Our house and neighborhood are great
– The temperature now (rainy season) isn’t that much different than Michigan, so the temps are manageable!
– I can buy eggs right next door
– I finally know how to use one of these! It’s a major accomplishment for me, esp since I need a bathroom far more often with baby doing handstands on my bladder.