Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Adventure Begins

A preview of life in Seoul helped prepare us for the big move we anticipated in January of 2012.  Bob and I were fortunate to spend the month of November, 2011, in South Korea looking for a place to live.  I spent the first week on Geoge Island off the coast of Busan with Stephanie, Ben and Emma.  It was not by chance that I spent the first week at their home, while Bob had meetings in China.  Stephanie and Emma had vacationed in Beijing the previous week with a friend.  In an unfortunate accident, Emma was knocked about 15 feet off an exit ramp from the Great Wall of China and ended up with a broken femur.  To make a long story short, after a couple of nerve racking days in China hospitals, she was finally put on an emergency medical flight back to Busan where she was fitted with a Spica cast to wear for about five weeks. We owe Terri and Craig Davis a huge "thank you" for their assistance in Beijing!  They were truly a lifesaver for Stephanie.  I spent my first night in Korea in a tiny university hospital room with Stephanie, Ben and Emma.  It was another one of those tender mercies that put me there just in time to help my family in a time of need!

Emma will forever win the game, "Two Truths and a Lie"!  Who could ever imagine . . .?

On a happier note, while visiting the island, we were able to do some sight-seeing and enjoy the beautiful weather.  A visit to the beach and the botanical gardens was just what the doctor ordered.

Of course, good food and get-well gifts will mend anything!  (Especially Korean barbeque and ice cream.)

A city view of Okpo from their penthouse roof lighting up the night!

We will be returning soon!

1 comment:

  1. That picture of Emma in the cast is so awful. What a trooper!