And Jordan and Chris (her mom) are upstairs doing the final packing. They are taking inventory of everything she needs for the 18 months she will be gone and making sure she has it. While Japan is highly technological, their toothpaste has sugar in it so she needs to pack enough for the whole time she's there. She already knows she needs a few more pairs of white socks - they don't wear shoes in homes over there but guests are supposed to have something on their feet. We'll get some more socks after we go see what will be her last movie for the next 18 months - The Secret Lives of Pets.
There will be a few more "lasts" over the next 24 hours as well: last serving of her favorite desert - Cherry Chocolate cake (affectionately known as "Triple C"), her last real meal at an American restaurant - lunch tomorrow at Olive Garden and, of course, our last hugs and prayers and final goodbyes. Then the adventure begins. I anticipate lots of learning and new friends and many wonderful stories, especially during her time in Japan which will start on September 13th. I eagerly anticipate her weekly emails that will provide me with all of the information about her progress, as well as the progress of those she is teaching. She is a wonderful young lady and I am absolutely positive she will do an awesome job.
I will be sharing parts of her emails along with my thoughts every week. If you would like to keep up on how she is doing on her mission please subscribe to the blog. She promises to share pictures as well so that should add another level of excitement. Make it a great day and a better week. Until next week, may the Lord be with you.