January 6, 2012

Missing the Past

A friend who was in Viet Nam with me shared this video on Facebook and it made me homesick for Viet Nam.  I was also realizing that in June of this year, it will have been 10 years since I moved to China.  In August it will be 9 years since I moved to Viet Nam.

 As I watched this video I saw places that I spent time. The traffic is familiar and isn't it amazing that I'm still alive?  I remember less cars but still, it's crazy.  I would pray every time I got on the back of the motor bike!  And the scene where you see a bunch of people in plastic chairs on the sidewalk?  How I miss street food!  I try not to think about it too often otherwise I get a craving for it and it takes DAYS for it to go away.  Even though we have Vietnamese restaurants here, it's not the same.  But what I wouldn't do for a bowl of Pho Bo...

Even though I miss it and am so, so, so thankful for my time there, I am happy where I am right now.  I don't wish to go back.  That was then and it helped shape me into who I am today.  I miss my friends but am thankful for things like Facebook that help us keep in touch.  I just wish it wasn't so far away and cost so much...I'd love to go for a long weekend!  I can't wait to take The Man there some day and enjoy it with him!

Is there a place from your past that you'd love to take your SO to?

What were you doing ten years ago?


  1. How strange we were just talking about this. Man, there are times I really miss Japan. I would love to go back and visit with all my friends who are still there and enjoy that culture once more.

  2. Wow, this is odd.  I was in Chinatown (Boston) today, missing China, and of course, thought of you.  You spent more time in Asia than I did.  I would go back in a heartbeat, given the opportunity.  I would like to take Dwayn, as well.

  3. You never know what God has planned!


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