“I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light” —John Keith Falconer
In 6 weeks I will be going back to he United States! In 6 weeks I will be a wife, a mother, and grandmother again!
Oh to be held by my husband again. Skype is a wonderful tool and I am so thankful that we have had it as back in the days of his deployments it was not the luxury. I would go days and weeks without talking to him let alone seeing him. Oh the the thrill of the thought of holding and snuggling Piper and Kendall is too much to bear…. I have watched the two of them grow so quickly in these in 9 months….
So why are the tears that are inside me not tears of joy but rather sadness and heartache? Why am I trying to figure out when my next trip here will be or how to get here on a more permanent basis?
I will be leaving a land filled with darkness and evil and going to a land filled with light (or at least more light than what is here). I have such heartache and a part of me crying out for these women and children who live here. Women, children, and young men who feel that they have nowhere to go except beg on the street or sell their bodies in a brothel. Girls who feel that they can’t follow their dreams because they have to get married or take care of younger siblings. Young men who feel that they have to pick on or worse yet beat or something unspeakable to the opposite sex to be accepted by the older boys and men around them. Souls that are thought of worthless…less than an animal by some of their peers.
Please be in constant prayer for these souls as well as for me and SB as we are preparing for our transitions back to the US.