Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Reverse culture shock – Daddy says people don’t park their cars the way they used to.
Daddy also says to not pray be patience. He says I should be patient. But not pray for it.
I am not sure why.
It’s something about when you pray for something God gives you the opposite to help you grow what it is you’re praying for.
Pray for patience you get really hard times to be patient through.
Pray to be more full of grace and God sends you people who need grace.
This seems to be happening to daddy. He’s trying to learn to like people again.
Today he met a woman in the parking lot at Panera Bread and 24 Hr Fitness. He goes to the gym before he goes to the coffee shop to buy cookies to put any weight back on that he could accidentally lose at the gym
When he was walking across the parking lot a big black Mercedes Benz pulled into the parking lot.
For some reason, the trunk lid popped open. I guess Benz quality is not so good. What do I know?
The woman was just barely into the parking lot. Two feet back and her car’s rear would be in the street. And she stopped. Clueless to people following her into the parking lot she went to the back of her car and closed the trunk.
After that, she got back in the car and made a phone call. Meanwhile, cars were backing up behind her to get into the parking lot.
“Hello!? Hello!?” Get off the phone. Get out of the way!
Nope. Not happening. As daddy walked to the gym he looked over his shoulder. She just sat there while cars went around her to get in and out of the lot.
Another woman in need of amazing grace.
Go, daddy, go.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.