Last year, on Fort Leonard Wood, we had a tornado come through & do some major damage on New Year's Eve. An entire street was taken out! A friend of mine, who lived on that street but in the area where the tornado decided to veer away from, told me how she thought it was amazing that there was 1 single house that was completely untouched in the middle of all the devastation. It was incredible to see houses reduced to rubble & there like a beacon was 1 solitary house completely unscathed. My friend told me that house belonged to a Chaplain (military version of a minister more or less) & some of the neighbors & her joked about finding out what religion he practiced because they were converting!
|Don't worry...I DID NOT take this picture!!|
|an overhead shot of the path of the tornado|
|all of this happened on the street behind the kid's school|
We met the West family & the wife, Christine, told me they were from Fort Leonard Wood also, cool! Then she told me her husband is a Chaplain. Then she told me they lived on Goethels Street & their house was the only 1 on the entire block not damaged from the New Year's Eve tornado last year. Can anyone else see where this is going? I won't lie....it took me a good week before all the pieces lined up in my head & I had my "OH!!!" moment. I was sitting having lunch with Ezzio when the lightbulb went off & I almost yelled "holy crap! He's the chaplain!" Ezz was a bit startled by my outburst but he knows mommy is a bit koo koo sometimes. What a small, small world! Just wanted to share how you never know who you're going to meet, when or why!
On another note, since my ramblings tend to be random & follow no particular order, we took Ezz yesterday to finally get his hair cut. It took an American telling us he was "pretty like a girl" to finally take him. All of the Koreans have confused him for a girl, we figured it was due to his long, blonde hair since the Americans could tell he's a boy but 1 woman asked how old "she" was & when we corrected her that's when she said "oh wow, he's pretty like a girl". Poor baby. So here's the before....
And here's the after...
He doesn't even look like the same kid!! But now there will be no mistaking my wonderful little boy for a girl.
|I have a lovely little lock for his baby book|
|he just couldn't believe this was really happening|
|now he's handsome like a boy!!|
Good afternoon (night or morning!) from Junghung S-Class building 103, apartment 2001!