Don’t worry we’re still alive 🙂 sorry for not posting earlier. We’ve been very busy with Christmas and all the festivities!
Where to begin? I’ll start out with saying that it was a very different Christmas for us here in Taipei. It was tough being away from our families during such a wonderful time of the year. On the other hand, it was a great opportunity for Sarah and I to really focus on each other and most importantly, the TRUE meaning of Christmas, Jesus Christ. We’ve really been diving into His Word and really focusing on following His plans for us. It’s an exciting point in our lives as a couple 🙂
Anyways, back to the festivities. Unfortunately, while you were all pigging out on steak and drinking egg nog, we were teaching the wonderful children of Taiwan. Yea, Christmas isn’t an official holiday here. That was rough. Luckily, our school threw a Christmas party for the kids. We sang songs, had a talent show, and did a gift exchange. I was even able to dress up as Santa Clause!
We weren’t able to personally give gifts to family and friends at home, but as you’ve seen from previous posts, we’ve become really close to our night market family. The three little boys are so cute and we wanted to give them some gifts. We hooked them up with some sticky balls, airplanes, swords, masks and other toys. It was so fun watching their little faces light up as they unwrapped the toys. We spent Christmas Day hanging out with our “family” in Taiwan. We couldn’t ask for anything better while we’re here.
Now, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without spending it with our real families. Thank goodness for skype! We got our butts out of bed early so we could spend Christmas with them via skype. It was almost like the real thing. We took turns opening our stockings and gifts and had just as much fun as we would have had at home. Dad, you’d be proud. I even had Sarah do a scavenger hunt for her presents 🙂 We would like to thank all our friends and family who sent us Christmas cards, gifts, notes, and star wars chopsticks! You’ve all made us feel very special this Christmas away.
We have an exciting few weeks ahead of us! My brother and sister are on their way to Asia as I type this blog. We will be meeting them in Thailand for a nice vacation and then they will be coming back with us to Taiwan for a couple weeks! Although it’s hard being away from family, we’ve been fortunate to have families take the time to come visit us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Kyle and Sarah