I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, life has just been too crazy… crazy awesome!
For one, my sister just got MARRIED!!! Here’s a pic of us siblings (and our new bro) being all adorable together.
So yeah. Seeing my sister/best friend get married to her high school sweet heart of 8 years was probably one of the best things I’ve ever seen/been a part of.
Other happenings is that I got accepted to go on an internship/mission’s trip to Porto, Portugal from around July 18th to August 16th this summer! I will be working with the pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago, which is a trail that winds through many parts of Spain, Portugal, and France. As an intern, I will be welcoming the pilgrims to the refuge (pilgrim’s hostel) and the city of Porto, and serving them dinner. I will be walking the pilgrimage myself for about a week of the time that I’m there, so I will be able to share my stories as well as hear theirs. This will be an excellent opportunity to share Christ with them because as part of a pilgrimage, most people are already open to spiritual exploration.
Like any mission’s trip, I do need to raise support. I’ve added my newsletter link into this post, which also includes information on how you can be a financial partner with me. I’ve also posted a link to the donor site if it doesn’t work through the newsletter:
Anyways, that’s my life in a nutshell. To end this post, I decided to include a poem that I had yet to post. I wrote it for the “Poem a Day” contest in April with Writer’s Digest Magazine, which was very challenging, but extremely rewarding. And hey, even though I couldn’t complete the contest, I got 22 poems out of it, so that’s pretty great!
I will have to warn you though; this poem is pretty sad, but it might be one of my favorites. And it talks about traveling, which I will be doing really soon, Lord willing!
A Trip to the Seashore
It’s time to bid you goodbye.
I tuck you in for the night
and make sure you have your ticket to ride.
Slowly, I tuck the ticket under your lapel
and ready your bags by the table
for as soon as you’re able.
You fill up on your fluids; it might be a long journey
to go to the sea, but you’ve got everything you need
from your suit, to your goggles; even your khakis.
You’re asleep, from what I can tell
Your eyelids flicker, as if dreaming or under a spell
I’d be happier if you were all well.
“It’s time to go, you might be late,”
I say to you, and nudge you awake,
“You don’t want to leave the others at the gate.”
You blink your eyes slowly; your breathing is steady,
but you look to me as if you are ready.
my legs begin to feel unsteady.
“Goodbye my darling,” I say with a smile
and turn to reach for the nurse’s dial.
“I’ll see you on the other side, though that might be a while.”