My family has been an international family for as long as I can remember. That partially has to do with my dad's constant travels on business while we were growing up. So all of my siblings and I have been out of the country at least once. Which, I can tell, you has been a blessing for all of us(admittedly or not).
I've been to China 17 times so far and of course that makes this my 18th trip. So basically I've been there at least once for every year of my life, not to mention the fact that I was there while in the womb. So now, I really think of it somewhat as a second home, but I can't help but feel that there is something different about this trip. I'm not sure if it's because I haven't been back in 2 years or if it's because of how much I've changed since the last time I was there. I just know that it will be somehow, very different from the rest of the trips. Maybe it is because this will be the first time I'm going to China as a photographer. I know that this time I go there will be hundreds of pictures returning, pictures that actually say something about my trip, and I that is one thing I am really looking forward to.
Though I'm excited, I can't help but feel somewhat apprehensive in my thoughts of actually leaving tomorrow. I don't know why, it's just this weird feeling I get in my stomach. I'm not sure that it's even really all that bad, I just know it's there, haunting me. All I can think to ask is to keep us in prayer and I'll try to post a few times while I'm there.
*picture from my last trip, February '05