Looking back on one’s life can bring forth memories of regret as well as exultation. The home and family is most generally a place of comfort and security; however, many can testify that it is often a place of trouble, heartache, and shame. Missionary life, as well, can be both exhilarating and frightening with its many unforeseen experiences. Learning a new language and culture may serve to deepen and enrich the life in so many ways but at the same time cause one to recognize the need for someone beyond oneself to provide some necessary help. It is in reflecting on what life has handed us that we are grateful for the unseen hand which has upheld us and led us regardless of the situations we’ve known. For my family and me, there was never a dull moment.