How much Love can you fit in a Priority Mail box? The answer is a lot. I got my first mail today from the Cedar Springs Church of Christ. The anticipation was more than I could bear, so I opened the box over my lunch break today.
First I smiled at the stationary and some drink mixes and Ritz crackers, then I laughed when I saw a Bannana grams and a box of girly things (which are impossible to come by here), and finally I cried my eyes out when I found two “Feel Good” girly movies, and my very favorite snacks (Sweet Tarts and Combos) and read the card from the Ladies Class, signed by all of my best girl friends back home.
I just want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart. You all have absolutely no idea how much that package means to me.
Also last weekend I got to see all my American friends. Kensley and Kayla hosted a foreign teachers gathering and we got to have some great fellowship time talking about our china experiences thus far and playing baseball and kickball outside. Their university also has a horse riding major so we got to go out and see the horses. It was pretty great.
Yesterday Kristen and I went to the part of town that foreigners know as Taylor street. It’s like the Hobby Lobby of Wuhan. There are seamstresses that can design anything from a winter coat to a suit, a pair of jeans, or whatever. On the way we stopped for some snacks and I found fried bananas. Let me just tell you folks, it was amazing. It’s literally a banana on a stick that is deep fried in batter with strawberry, melon and chocolate glazes on the top.
On a side note, I also bought two more scarves. The girls are thinking we may have to have a scarf intervention soon. I can’t help it people, they were only 10 quai. That’s less than $2.00 American dollars each. I’m wearing one in the picture below.