My husband has worked for a Japanese company for 9 years, and it wasn't until a couple months ago, we finally had our first Japanese guests over for dinner. They were expecting their first child and had some questions for us.
Sure! No problem, I thought... we'd been through it twice after all? It wasn't until they arrived and we started really getting to know each other that I realized how difficult it would be to have your first child in a country that wasn't your own. I remember how difficult it was to be a first-time parent - and the over-whelming feeling I had walking into Babies'R'Us for the first time. Now imagine doing this thousands of miles from home and trying to understand everything-baby in a different language. My heart really went out to them.