It’s time to return to Korea for a new semester. Hubby and I are completing our packing today. We had the pleasure of returning to the U.S. for a couple of months, and we are thankful for the opportunity to visit family in other states.
As much as I love teaching in Korea, I still feel a bit of sadness just before we leave to go back to campus. I’m very close to my kids. My favorite six-year old (my daughter’s son) is my heart and buddy. My kids are young adults and can take of themselves quite well, thank you, but I guess a mom is always a mom. Thank goodness for Skype!
Hubby and I will fly out of the U.S. tomorrow afternoon. After our 13-hour flight, we’ll land in Korea the following evening — in time to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
I’ve been listening to some music from R & B artist Anthony Hamilton to keep my spirits up. Also heartwarming: at church we received prayers, as well as a donation to help with our travel expenses. Another church member, a sweet spirit, handed us a cash gift and shared her own experiences of visiting Korea in 1983. We are blessed with a wonderful cadre of family and friends who have prayed for us and with us, and who have been totally supportive of our mission.
While I’m a bit sad about leaving the comforts of home, I’m also happy because I know we will reconnect with our lovely friends in Korea. I’m also looking forward to meeting new students and faculty. I also look forward to getting little reassuring notes and words of wisdom from my brother-in-law, who toiled for years as a career missionary.
As it was in the beginning of this journey, the big lure for me is still working in the classroom. For me, it’s a natural high.