Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Voyage Begins

Hi this is David again.

Today was a very hard day for both Michelle and I. Even as I write this she is on the third plane of her journey to Taiwan. This plane left will be arriving in Tokyo in about 4 hours. From there Michelle will board her fourth and final plane to Taipei. Her total travel time will be around 28 hours.

At 3 A.M. this morning I traveled to the airport with Michelle and her family. I got a security pass that allowed me to be with her until the moment she passed through gate 21. Watching Michelle board that plane was undoubtedly the hardest single event of my life. I don't say that lightly; I may be a bit of a romantic but my life has not been without hardship.

But still, I am happy for her. Michelle has dreamed of escaping the U.S. for many years. Though the knowledge that we are separated both by over 10,000 miles in distance and a year in time tears at my heart, I am confident Taiwan is where Michelle belongs right now.

In case any of you more rambunctious followers are growing weary of a boyfriend's ramblings (you know who you are), I do have a little more information for you. So Michelle's elder host sister, Lynn, will be departing for Canada in a couple of days for her Rotary-powered gap year. We have also learned that her host family has a dog named Dida. Michelle will be arriving in Taiwan with a group of other Rotary Youth Exchange students in about 10 hours.

Unfortunately that is all I have to report at the moment. I'm signing off for the night.
Thanks for supporting Michelle everybody!


  1. :( i'm going to miss you a lot. it would have been nice to have a good friend coming with me to umass. but ur gonna have sooooooo much fun!!! I'm really jealous that I can't spend 28 hours on a plane ride. you're such a lucky girl. remember to email me the pictures of ur hot taiwanese dad ;D