Ok Ok I admit it... Our Children are spoiled, because of their age gap and since there is just two of them, Steve and I have rarely had to say no to our children's desires.
We always seem to be able to find a way to say yes... Until now...
My 14 year old LOVES Japan, Anime and everything that is Japanese. He is trying so hard to learn the language off of the Internet, He really needs the Japanese version of Rosetta stone you see on TV...
He got a letter in the mail saying he was selected to be a student ambassador to Japan. I know a lot of kids get this letter, but the thought of sending him on the trip was so exciting for us, he is the perfect age and since Steve and I truly have NO DESIRE to ever travel to Japan, this just might be his ticket to the Orient. So we applied, and we speculated on the cost. $1500, $3000, we even thought we could find $3500 if necessary who knows...
We got the bad news Sunday, the trip would run right around $10,000!!! When we saw the figures our hearts sank, that is simply and out of the question amount. That is what we still own on Cams Car!!
He knew it too and although he was sad, he was glad we even explored the possibility.
But then, all things are not impossible with God, so we are praying that one day Eric will get to Japan, maybe not this way, but in God's way.
I think I will get him the Language tapes... Just in case
4 weeks ago