KELLY COMES TO CHINA
(Some of you will remember Abi from our trip to New Zealand in 2018. Read my Blog Series about New Zealand HERE.)
Was seeing The Great Wall amazing? Of course!
Was taking a bullet train across the Chinese countryside unbelievable? YES.
Was experiencing the culture and being surrounded by the language a growing experience for me? ABSOLUTELY!
But I would choose walking across the street to buy handmade dumplings with my sister any day. I would choose laughing with her about strangers shouting “I LOVE YOU” in broken English at us on a crowded subway. I would choose watching her barter in Chinese in the center of an authentic Chinese antique market to get me something. I would choose all the things that made me recognize she is more brave, fun, dedicated, and resilient than I ever would have imagined.
The one thing I heard a lot of while I was in Qingdao was how blessed and lucky they are to have her there. I am very blessed and grateful that I was able to witness it.