November 10, 2013
Sometimes a song I want to share just seems to find the perfect moment to be shared. That is the case with today’s song. I have had this song on my share list for awhile now, and today just seems like the perfect time to share it.
We are hosting an exchange students from Singapore who just arrived this morning. He will be here with us for the next two weeks. It is his first time in the States and we are all excited for this opportunity. He left Singapore on Friday night and arrived here in New York this morning (Sunday) – about 23 hours of travel and an 11 hour time difference! I know he must be completely jet lagged, but he refuses to rest. This group that came to visit our school is quite impressive. There are 11 scholars from the most prestigious secondary school in Singapore. After their return, they have to give a presentation to the Minister of Education in Singapore.
My kids have been lucky enough to travel to other countries and stay with families, and we have been blessed to have students from other countries come stay with us – 2 students from Switzerland and 2 students from China when we lived in London; and 2 students from Taiwan when we lived in Dallas. I believe these opportunities to connect with people from other places and backgrounds makes our world a much smaller place. When you have friends from all over the world, I think you develop an appreciation and respect for others, and have a much broader picture of the world and our place in it. I hope our visitor recovers from his jet lag quickly … it will be a busy 2 weeks!