Saturday, December 08, 2007

For Toshiko

This post is especially for my friend, Toshiko. She is a faithful daily blog reader who lives in Japan. We met several years ago on a homeschool parents chat list. Eventually we each sent our first-born children to the same university. Last summer I was honored and delighted to meet Toshiko and we enjoyed a lovely time sharing tea and conversation. Toshiko is home again in Japan, far away and unable to attend special events for parents, concerts, and programs at the university. Her beautiful daughter, Bethany, is a gifted (and award winning) pipe organist and a music performance student at the university. She sang in the choir last evening and my heart was with Toshiko, as I know she would have loved to have been there to hear her daughter sing. I enjoyed it for her and then asked Bethany if I could take her picture to post on my blog and share with her mom.

So Toshiko, dear friend, this is especially for you! Bethany was beautiful and gave a splendid performance. You raised a daughter of whom you can be so proud --- gracious, polite, and an honor to you and your family. I'm glad I could be a connection in some small way.


  1. Anonymous3:16 AM

    Thank you so very much for putting Bethany's picture. It's a really nice picture. I was also filled with joy at seeing the other pictures of the concert. Thank you!


  2. What a sweet friendship story...may God bless both of you richly!

    Merry Christmas!

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted


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