Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Good News from A Far Country


Our son S, 5 years old - first day at school photo. He was a favourite photo subject for tourists from Japan - they were always wanting to take his photo - must've been the blond hair. (What do they say about future events casting their shadow?)

We have had some good news from overseas. (Funny, but I was born on the 25th of the month, and when I was younger I was told that the matching proverb and verse to the date of your birthday was often meaningful to your life. Well ... guess what Proverbs 25 v 25 says? 'As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.' I've always remembered that line, but have never had it proved in quite the same way as now.)
The news? S and E have announced their engagement. S is our son in Japan. We have yet to meet E - although we have seen her and talked to her by camera when we've Skype-d. She is very sweet. I am so pleased for them both and excited to have a future daughter-in-law from Japan.
Good news from a far country is a good thing!
Congratulations S&E.

18 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! And may I say that is the cutest kid I've seen all day. Those little shorts...too much. To think that this little guy is soon to tie the not.

mapiprincesa! said...

Sugoi desu ne! Omedetou gozaimasu (there are your Japanese phrases of the day, by the way).

In the traditional Shinto Japanese wedding ceremony the bride dresses with a huge white headdress/hat on her head covering the katsura, the wig, she wears. Of course, the saying is that this hat covers her oni (demon) horns that come out once she is married...

Endment said...

Adorible is the word for him!
I had never heard of matching the proverbs and the birthday before - will have to check it out

Congratulations to your son - may you continue to have "Good news from a far country`"

Marie said...

What exciting news. Congratulations! How fast they grow up. I bet it feels as though it was only yesterday when that photo was taken.

Shameless said...

Oh, wonderful news, CB. Another wedding then on a gorgeous hillside? :-)

Shameless said...

Oh, btw, I have a little something for you over at my blog. :-)

pepektheassassin said...

Yes, congratulations to you and your son and his future bride--and join the ranks of those of us with some of the most beautiful grandchildren in the world! I have a big Japanese bride doll wearing the traditional wedding costume...

This is exciting news. The picture is very cute. No wonder everyone wanted to snap a photo to remember him by.

I am going to check out the proverbs thing, too!

wendy said...

Oh...he was (is?)absoulutely divine!

Big congrats..Wedding to be there or in Japan?

Love the comment on the demon horns..

hehehe..Horns..what HORNS???

dinzie said...

Good news :O)

So we all off to Japan for the Wedding ?? McD would be just a little eagre to :O)

chiefbiscuit said...

mrs g - Yep - and didn't those days go by in a flash!

mapi - Thanks - Yes I do have to practice my Japanese ... you've just given me some homework.
And that is funny about the Japanese Shinto bride. I'm sure E doesn't have horns - she seems too sweet ... :)

endment - Thanks - he was rather cute - but don't let that innocent look fool you!

marie - You are so right about that!

shameless - I must go see what's there at your place - I haven't had a chance 'til now ... Another wedding on a hillside? Who knows?
I am happy to wait and see what eventuates.

pepek - Thanks. It is all very exciting.

wendy - Thanks. He was/is adorable ... we miss him, but hope to see him and meet E next year.

dinzie - Wait and see ... ;0

Maya said...

Wow! A long-distance daughter in law! CONGRATULATIONS! Well I've been remiss in comenting here (and everywhere) of late, but this seems the perfect time to start back up. Cheers!

Maya said...

PS... my proverb - not nearly as cool as yours:

11:22 - As a gold nose ring in the snout of a pig, so is a womand that is pretty but that is turning away from sensibleness.

I don't quite know what to say about that one!

I like my anniversary better: 6:4 "Do not give any sleep to your eyes" - at least that fits me (insomniac)

chiefbiscuit said...

maya - Hi ya! I must pop on over for a visit - I've been a bit remiss of late too.
BTW the proverb should be 22:22 in your case. You repeat the day of the month your birthday falls on. (Except it doesn't work for ABM his day is 29 - and there's not 29:29) I wouldn't know what to think about the one you came up with either!

Mélanie said...

Congratulations !!! Sounds like a very sweet story

chiefbiscuit said...

melanie - Thanks for visiting.

January said...

Congratulations to you and your family. How exciting to welcome a daughter into the fold.

chiefbiscuit said...

January - Thanks - it is very exciting.

64 Baker Street said...

for 30:30 I got:
"a lion, mighty among beasts,
who retreats before nothing;"

Hmm...I don't think that really fits!

Anyway, Congratulations!!

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