The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
-Buechner

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flick

Here we are.

The place we have only dreamt to be, for the past three and (nearly) a half years.

And it is still as surreal as the day we embarked on this journey.

We're about to board and I am in a revolving pinch-me-it's-real state.

We arrived and went to the ticket agent. As we checked in, she was a little...snippy. Our destination became known and she asked why we were going where we are going.

And, as we have seen over and over again this week, the switch flicked.

Her eyes lit up and there was a compassion in her voice, a care and desire to know more - not heard before that moment.

And the underlying theme we have felt over and again recently prevailed.

There is this deep care and ache for the orphan. Innocence lost and vulnerability inevitable, at the fault of no one.

And we have the privilege of being a part of maybe just a little change.

They've called us now. We'll stand in another line...one of only a dozen or so, I suspect...over the next twenty-four hours. We've done all we can do to prepare. There's no second guessing, no double checking for items forgotten.

Here we are. As we step forth, we don't - we won't - look back, but look only ahead to all that awaits on the other side.


7 comments:

elsie hiebert said...

Have an amazing trip and I hope to hear from you soon.

Gwen said...

Oooh, this made me all misty! I'm so, so excited for you. I hope your trip is everything you're hoping for, and then some. God bless, and I'll look forward to reading your posts!!!

Yours Truly said...

Blessings! Prayers. Excitement. Anticipation. Cannot wait to hear your stories.

Anna said...

Agh, I'm so excited for you guys! Have a great trip, and I can't wait to hear all about it!

Kelly said...

Looking forward to reading more!!!
I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Kelly

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful trip and successful court date on Friday!

darci said...

wow....you are THERE!!