Celestial View

by | May 9, 2013 | Marriage Prep

A Celestial View of Okinawa

Celestial view: Right after breakfast, we set for a debriefing with Lens, our island tour pilot. We were afraid to give the breakfast back right away as we started a rather bumpy flight over the coast! But we held strong and could enjoy a perfect sunny day with celestial views of the beaches, the ocean’s different hues of blues and greens, the waves, rocks, incredible vegetation! Paradise, or close!

Flight

Celestial view:

Island ariel view  Ariel view of reef

Ariel island view two  Okinawa Island from plane

The battle of Okinawa started April 1st, 1945, proved to be one of the WWII longest and hardest fought campaigns. 12,500 Americans were killed, 75,000 of the Japanese imperial army, 1/3 of civilian population, about 100,000 people died… The toughest threat for the Americans were the 3,000 kamikazes sent by the Japanese.


Read more about our Journey to a distant land – Okinawa

Christine Meert

I was born and raised in Burgundy, France. Good wine and good food reign, but the the region is also deeply rooted in Christianity. The number of beautiful roman churches and chapels is amazing. I am number four of five kids: three girls and two boys. I was raised in a practicing Catholic family. I married Christian in 1977 in Burgundy in an 11th century church. We have five beautiful daughters. Two of them still live in France and three are in the US with us. Our two eldest daughters are married, one in Denver, one in France, and each have five children so far. Our third daughter is currently expecting her first baby. After fifteen years in the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes, we dedicated ourselves to the ministry towards the engaged. We have been the Directors of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 2005. We became American citizens in 2010 and now have dual citizenship: French and American. I love to take pictures and to scrapbook, I love drawing and crafts (salt-dough is my best!), hiking and gardening. I am the computer geek for our organization.

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