Saturday, January 22, 2005

My dear girls


Today I was fortunate enough to eat lunch with several lovely ladies (and one lovely lady's lovely husband) who were a major part in my decision to come to Japan. They are, as pictured about left to right: (me), Chisato, Tomoko, Chie, and Izumi. These four have been some of my best friends for several years now, and truly made my OC experience a lot of what it was. In America I admired their courage to be able to step out of their culture and experience a new place and new people for all it was worth, and here I appreciate so much their help and empathy as I am struggling to the same as they did years ago. They have taught me so much about friendship and fun, and I am grateful to God for putting them in my life. I think anyone who knows them would agree.
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5 comments:

crittermer said...

Awwwwwwwwwhhhhh! It's all the girls! So many of my BFFs are all gathered together in this picture.=) I miss all of you soooo much. I hope things are going well for each of you over in Japan-land.=) Much love, Meredith/Mer/Meriodoc

English Professor said...

How cute! We'll soon be hosting a college student from Japan for the third year in a row: ten hectic, terrific, whirlwind days. Our guests come from Niagata (I may have slightly misspelled the name). And the whole group is always so much fun!

Gabe said...

In Napoleon Dynamitish "Luckkyyy."

Amber said...

Oh That is so sweet. I miss them. Tell them all I say hi if you see them again. I hope things are going great with you. Love Ya!

Dan Lovejoy said...

Hey! I know *ALL* of those girls! Strangely enough, I don't know if I've actually met YOU though, Ann. Weird, huh?

I sure miss my Japanese and expat friends. :-(