Monday, October 7, 2013

Gone to Guam

Not me—Jean C. Gordon—but our daughter, son-n-law, and the kids. She accepted a position as a midwife at a federal clinic there in August, leaving us with an empty nest for the first time. We bought our small farm in Upstate New York together about 15 years ago when her younger brother was a high school freshman. It’s been a big change, and to help us adjust, my son-in-law and granddaughter have provided us with lots of photos of their move, settling in, and adventures to let us be with them vicariously.




Here are some of them that have me in awe of God’s creative power—and saving for a trip to Guam myself next year.




 
  

Since they’ve left, I’ve been surprised by the number of people I've talked with who have been to Guam or have a family member who has, usually while serving with the military. Have you been there or, like us now, or have a Guam family connection?



11 comments:

Jenny Blake said...

cool photos. can honestly say I have never been to Guam or know anyone who has been.

thanks for sharing

Jean C. Gordon said...

Hi, Jenny. I didn't think I knew anyone, either, until Guam became part of my everyday conversation.

Elaine Stock said...

Jean, I've been intrigued about Guam ever since I learned about your daughter's move there. Wow--extraordinary photos! Looks like a tropical paradise to me! Thanks for sharing.

Christine Johnson said...

Jean, thank you for sharing the pictures! My dad was stationed in Guam back in the 1950s. He talked about it a lot, but I never had much of a visual. This helps me match a place to all the stories.

Valri said...

My brother-in-law lived in Guam for 2 years and really liked it!

Tammy Doherty said...

My best friend's hubby was stationed in Guam for several years (eons ago!). I can remember trying to time our Christmas phone call so it would actually BE Christmas for both of us...took a little mathematical work but we'd have been happy to talk no matter what day it was!

Hope you get over there and have a great time next year!

Missy Tippens said...

Beautiful photos, Jean! Thanks for sharing. And good luck with the adjusting to empty nest. I dread it in two years!

Jean C. Gordon said...

Tammy -- We have worked out calling time. I'm an early riser -- 5:30, which is evening there. It's a 14-hour difference. Our late evening is their morning. Fortunately, we both have free calling to Guam on our phone systems.

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Pamela Tracy said...

I've only been out of the States to Mexico I can hardly wait to travel. Thanks for sharing the pictures.