Reflections

 It has been a busy and emotional week for me. We jumped right into school and work after traveling for 18 hours, and have had very little time to sit and just be present; not thinking about the next move, the next moment, or the ever-growing to do list. But this weekend, we had a few moments to just sit and enjoy ourselves with new acquaintances met through our schools. We spent Saturday evening with a family at the Futakotamagawa Fireworks Festival and had a really great time. Just sitting back, watching the children play, and enjoying the show I…

First day. 

In spite of the delirium and exhaustion of jet lag, the boy and I began our first days at school. We walked to my school and rode the bus over to his together. He is getting older and even to get a picture was a struggle. But in the end, he smiled and posed with me. Although I’m still nervous and second guessing myself every other minute, I know he’s okay and doing well. I’m excited about this new experience for the both of us and I look forward to seeing how well he thrives here in Tokyo.

The boy is alright.

It has been a busy few weeks. I had to return to Philly to file for our visas at the Japanese Consulate in New York; which basically cancelled the “adios tour” that I originally planned  to visit family and friends and say our goodbyes. In the last few weeks we’ve hustled to find a temporary place to live, I put him in camp to make life for him seem as usual, even if it wasn’t. As the last few days wind down, I’m trying to saturate his life with the things that he loves about the city. I know that…