Flashback Friday

Friday, July 31, 2015

My family and I came to the United States in 1991. I can't recall the airplane ride, or the peanuts. Or did I have pretzels? Or maybe nothing as none of us spoke English, aside from the English my dad learned as a nurse back in Thailand.

There are three very prominent things that I do recall during those early days. We lived in an apartment closed to a school that had a little playground. On that playground was a slide that was huge to me at that time, being a little girl at that time. I remembered thinking, wow, I am so high up. I also remembered seeing a glass window for the first time. I was amazed and speechless to see a piece of clear glass to separate the interior from the outside elements. Finally, I remember seeing a bed for the first time. It had seemed so high at that time, and how weird that people would sleep on that.

I've seen a few things since then, and though I am not always as enamored by the little, simple things, here's to finding joy in the small things, the things that we see every day.



  1. Beautiful! I really enjoyed this post! We came to the US in 1993. I don't remember the plan ride either, though I do remember the metal floor boards. I recall seeing a doll for the first time and thought it looked hideous and scary.

    1. Thanks! Haha, I can definitely imagine that. I really wished I could remember more of those first few years.


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