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Friday, August 15, 2008

In the Beginning

In Chinese culture, beginnings and endings are very important. This year, 2008, is said to be the year of new beginnings. Certainly, this is the case for me and my family. Ryan has a new photography business (http://www.ryanrichardphoto.com/) and has begun a new marriage with his lovely wife, Holly. Lacey also started a new chapter of her life as she married David Foster, a wonderful guy she met at WMU. I now have a new home in China, and have a new job learning Chinese. I've met a lot of new people and have encountered a new set of challenges as I adjust to a new culture. I am even going by a new name (Lindy) which is not new to my dad, or my best friend Becky, but new to a lot of you. It's OK if it takes you awhile to adjust to calling me Lindy. I understand how hard it is to change something you've done for years...but give it a try! It will definitely take awhile for me to adjust to all the newness as well, but if I can do it, so can you. :)

In all the changes, I am excited about the possibilites. They are endless! I am really looking forward to this new chapter in my life, anticipating all that has been pre-planned for my future. I am confident that I will discover wonders and treasures that will enrich my life and help me contribute to the lives of others in China. Thanks for taking this ride with me and encouraging me along the way. I hope that reading China Chatter will expand your horizons and give you a new perspective on the people and culture in China. HuanYing! (Welcome!)

Lindy

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4 comments:

SusieB said...

Lindy, Glad to hear you made it safely and you are settling in. It definately is a year of new beginning. Take care of yourself. Love,
Susie B

Barbi V said...

How cool is this? What a great way for us to participate with you on your journey. It will take a while to get used to "Lindy", but I like it - it suits you. Maybe you've started a trend. I never did mind when people called me "Barbie." Let's see, how 'bout if I go from "Barb" to "Barbie" or "Barbey" or "Barbee" or "Barbi"? How 'bout if I start with my new Google post ID "Barbi V"? Yeah, I like that one. OK - LINDY, I, Barbi V, have had you in my thoughts since the day you left. I've started that special project you put me on, beginning with the unleashed girls. You keep riding this River and know that we miss you and are rooting for you! Love ya lots, BARBI V (hee-hee)

Leah said...

I've got you bookmarked!

lisakinc said...

Lindy, I too am glad to hear about your safe travel. I am interested to learn about your new experiences in China. How exciting! I will bookmark this page and check back often. I would love to talk to you on skipe sometime. I will let you know when I have that all in place. You are in my thoughts often.
Love,
LisaK