Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's a Small World

So while we were in New Orleans for my husband's award,
I met the SWEETEST lady.  Although her English was not very good, she told me the story of how she came to America.  It all started 29 years ago when she met a young Ensign in the Navy.  He was assigned to a duty station in Japan.   Because she came from a traditional Japanese family, her father did not approve of this American suitor and he left Japan with a broken heart AND without Takako.

Then 28 years later, he was sent back to Japan as a Navy Captain and  he decided to find out what happened to her.  They were married 10 days ago.
 She is such a wonderful lady.  Then I asked her, what did she do in Japan.  Naturally... She was a kindergarten teacher!  It is a small world!


  1. That is so fun! :)

    Isn't amazing how you can be friends with someone instantly when you know they are a teacher!?

  2. What a cool story!!!;) Gave me the chills!;) Thanks for sharing! AND a big congrats to your hubby!
    Little Warriors

  3. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. Somehow we all find each other in a crowd of other people and are instantly connected. I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

  4. What an amazing and beautiful story! I am smiling from ear to ear and I don't even know them :D...also, congrats and much respect to your husband. You must be very proud!

  5. Oh what a beautiful story! I had tears in my eyes reading it! Hope you are having fun on your getaway!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  6. Precious!!!!!! Thanks for sharing :) And a big congratulations to your hubby on his award.

  7. Such a sweet uplifting story!

    ❤Jodi from...
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

  8. Oh, I love a happy ending. Congratulations on the award, what an honor.

  9. what an awesome story!!! I'm a Navy brat--and actually spent 3 years in Japan, so I can totally appreciate the story! :) Kudos to your hubby---and you!! Navy wives deal with a lot so thanks to both of yall!!


  10. Congratulations to your husband. Thanks for serving our country! Don't you just love New Orleans, so many great artists! Your pictures made me want to go visit again. Thanks for the tip about the bracelets too. They are wonderful. Can't wait to buy one. First, I'm thinking Fancy Nancy for granddaughter and J. austin for daughter, etc....If my son-in-law the English teacher would wear one, I would include him. LOL.


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