Goodbyes and Hellos With Adventures To Come!
We got our tickets today and head back to the place our kids call “home” Cambodia. Mixed feelings fill our hearts. Mostly joy but fear too. The love we feel from friends and family whose relationships seem to go on hold for another 3 years. Don’t get us wrong, those 3 years will be a roller coaster of emotions such as joy and pain fighting the dark with light.
One of my favorite bands is Sleeping at Last. The song “In The Embers” is my life song! My prayer! May my life be surrounded by darkness. May I be like a firework pulling apart the darkness around us. Darkness of poverty, abuse, need, fear, hate, hopelessness. Lyrics below:
“In The Embers”
We live and we die
Our legacies hide
In the embers
May our stories catch fire
And burn bright enough
To catch God’s eye
We live and we die
We pull apart the dark
Compete against the stars
With all of our hearts
Till our temporary brilliance turns to ash
We pull apart the darkness while we can
May we live and die
A valorous life
May we write it all down
In cursive light
So, I will write it all down with the best words that I can. I will describe the pain, the joy, and the journey. Will you come with us? Read our blogs. Comment, like, criticize! May we hear from you and no matter where our paths lead or how far from you we go, may we feel more close to you through sharing our stories and hearing yours!
See yourself as light today for your home, your family, your neighbors, your friends, and your enemies. Surround yourself with dark and pull it apart with light. There is no other life that I would live but the life and faith and love. You can too and PLEASE share your journey with me. I will always want to listen.
The Halls promise you this, we will continue to explore our world
and share our journeys with you!