Saturday, April 2, 2011

Life is a rollercoaster

On Thursday about 4:30pm my husband called my cell phone asked if I was sitting down.  I mentioned that I was driving and his comment was “good you are sitting down”.  He said that his work asked him to go to Tokyo.  He left about an hour ago for the airport, less than 48 hours after the initial conversation.  His return ticket is for 2 weeks from now.  However, the exact length of his trip is unknown.  His work decided that he might have knowledge to help with the earthquake disaster cleanup.   He is not excited about going but also thinks that he may be able to help. 
He has traveled for work before.  It was always inside of the US and often for advanced training.  We have been making calls and getting him packed.   We sent water in his suitcase and forks/spoons (so at least he can eat with them in his room).  I have encouraged my girls to eat with chopsticks when we have oriental food, he never does.
Us girls will be just fine, and he will be also.  It just reminds us all how small the world really is and how things can change so quickly.
Please keep us all in your prayers.

Just Another Quilter


  1. Tokyo! Did you also send him with instructions to find a quilt shop at some point during his trip? :) I hope he has a safe flight and trip and is able to help.

  2. Oh my goodness!! That's bad news! No, that's good news! I guess! I think I understand your rollercoaster ride now. His company must have great confidence in his abilities, and how wonderful it is that he's willing and may be able to help those hurting people! All of you will be in my prayers! ---"Love"

  3. I'm glad that you are supportive of such an adventure. I would love to go back to the family spent alot of time there when I was young. I would go and help, but they don't need me;) Good idea about the forks;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  4. This will be an adventure for him but it also means you are in charge of everything at home for a while. Best wishes on a successful trip and hope it doesn't take too long. Enjoy all of your girl time at home, too!

  5. All luck and best wishes go with your husband!


  6. I will keep you all in my thoughts! May the hubby be home in two weeks safe and sound.
    On a lighter note, maybe he will learn to use chopsticks.