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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Some Initial Thoughts

Last night, I was a little groggy when I posted, so I didn't tell my thoughts of the experience. Since I am now awake and don't plan on going to sleep again, here are some things I have thought about Taiwan.

It's amazing to me that this is true, but my mom always tells me that when we come home for a visit she doesn't care if we visit our friends, because "just knowing we're in the same state" brings her comfort. Well, it's true to an extent for me right now. We are as close to our son as we have ever been and that brings me comfort. We're ready to see him, but I know right now I am just a short car ride away from him. How amazing is that?

Secondly, even though we are in a foreign country, 8,797 airmiles away from our home, Taiwan seems to be very westernized. Right outside our hotel is the international language for happiness, Starbucks. There is also a 7-11 which I am very fond of because it is my birthday, as well as, my mom and my aunt.

Thirdly, I am amazed at how busy everything was last night when we got here. This is definitely a fast-paced city. I cannot imagine what it will be like during the day. Really neat, and kind of reminds me of our vacation to London. The difference is that in Taiwan, the people are smart because they drive on the right side of the road (Just kidding, I know we have some European readers.). The cars are all the same cars that you see in America too.

Fourthly, I am probably making my wife upset, because she was actually sleeping and I am over here hammering out this post.

Fifthly, we appreciate this country so much. It is the country that has allowed us to take our baby home. It is also a country that has learned our language even though we have never taken time to learn theirs.

Sixthly, and I must quit now. Thank you God for allowing us to get to this point. We love you and praise your blessed Name. Thank you for choosing us to be Reed's parents.
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