A Day in My Life: The Adventure Begins

Earlier today, I dropped my youngest son off at a local coffee shop where he met a group of guys, before work, for his weekly Wednesday morning Bible study. Pete, one of the guys in the Bible study, asked how I was feeling about my daughter’s move to China to teach at an international school—which, by the way, will happen tomorrow.

“Fine,” I said, and promptly burst into tears.

I truly am excited for Meredith, I have no doubt  God has smoothed this path for her, and I believe she is going to have a wonderful adventure as an international teacher. But . . . I am just going to miss her! That’s what the tears were all about—not from fear, not from doubts about living in China—just from missing my little girl.

Prayers are welcomed and wanted as my daughter’s adventure begins!

And be sure to check back here tomorrow to see something pretty special.

blog1My youngest daughter, Meredith.


Her work Visa arrived on Tuesday. Getting this little piece of paper has been a six-month headache!


All of the school supplies Meredith is bringing for her 2nd/3rd graders (easier and cheaper to get in the states, though . . . oddly enough . . . they were probably manufactured in China).

Somehow, all of this stuff has to get packed into four suitcases today. Hooboy . . .

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. KarlaKarla Hanns says:

    I will be praying for Meredith and Mom!

  2. Linda Baio says:

    Will be praying for your daughter, and also for you that God will help you through this time of being apart and missing her! I have a 26 yr old daughter and I know I would feel exactly the same way!

  3. Joan says:

    Will continue to pray for both of you.I know exactly how you feel.Torn by two emotions.Just keep in mind that she is happy and God is with her.I haven’t seen my son for a year and .I can usually keep control for about a year and then I really start missing him again.Praying that the year will go by quickly for you .You should try to go and visit before she comes home. Once you see where she is living,teaching etc.you will feel much better.God Bless.

  4. Will pray for her and for you.