15 09, 2019

It’s Been a Year….

2019-09-15T23:17:54+00:00September 15th, 2019|China, Faith, Family, How Sweet the Bitter Soup, Life Lessons, moving to the US, Self-Improvement, Success Principles, transformations, Utah, Writing Life|

It's been a year since we moved to the good 'ol USA.  There have been hard times and adjustments but I am extremely grateful for all the learning that has occurred.  In our family scripture study this morning, we discussed how we grow from our trials, and sometimes we are even....grateful...for the pain we've gone through.  With a choice to [...]

21 08, 2019

Sweet and Bitter Childhood Home

2019-08-29T17:13:11+00:00August 21st, 2019|China, Expatriate, Faith, Uncategorized, Writing|

I suppose it's not a spoiler to say that the book leaves off where the rest of our lives begin.  Yes, we go to America.  At one point, we decide to go back to China.  More on that much, much later. But you have to know WHY we went back and this picture is part of it. This is William's [...]

10 01, 2018

Finding My Family Tree

2018-01-10T03:16:16+00:00January 10th, 2018|Education, Faith, Family History, Family Tree, Wise Parents|

In my husband’s hometown, deep within China’s countryside, there is an old man who holds a very special book. This book cannot be borrowed, even for a day, and cannot be taken out of his home.  It is the book which holds the genealogy---the family tree---for the Qian family dating back to the dynasties.  Our children’s names have now been [...]