Fall Blessings and Beginnings
Happy fall to our friends and family. Although I see that some of you are already enjoying (maybe, haha) your first snow, Tokyo is only just beginning to get cooler temperatures. I've decided that fall is my favorite season in Japan. It's such a relief after the long hot summers; there's beautiful fall foliage, persimmon, yuzu and mandarin orange trees heavy with their fruit, wonderful temperate days for walks and enjoying the outdoors... You should come see for yourself!:)
We've had a wonderfully blessed fall after our busy summer travels. This month we were so happy to have two friends and my sister come stay with us for a visit. It was such a joy to have them here to catch up, to introduce them to Maye and show them a little around Tokyo. Amy has visited Japan twice before, but it was the first time for our friends Nick and Dianna. This year has been a little wearisome not going to the States to visit any friends or family as we had been able to do the previous two years, so I can't express how grateful we were for the visit.