Jul 5, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened....

I was alone again today. Although Le and I were able to spend two great days together without working, today reality returned and he left for the fire station. Don't get me wrong, I love Le's job. He was born to be a fire fighter. He is amazing at what he does and knowing the pride he takes in what he does makes me proud to be his wife. But every third morning when he gets up at the crack of dawn, a small part of my day is already ruined. I know he isn't going to be there, and it sucks. I can't help it. After almost six years together, I would rather spend time doing nothing with him than be anywhere in the world doing anything else (except maybe Africa :) ). Today as I hurried to get ready for church, I couldn't find my car keys. And the more I looked, the more certain I became that they were with Le, in his car, at the fire station, over 30 miles away. Bummer! I thought about calling someone for a ride and then I remembered watching Invisible Children (If you haven't seen it, it will change your life). All of those kids who are threatened by abduction and captured into a rebel army. These kids who travel for miles every night to sleep in the safety of their nearest hospital because there is saftey in numbers. Our church is only a few blocks from home, so out I went. And the more I walked, the more I communed with my Heavenly Father and thanked Him for the reminder that while I was peeved that I was walking three blocks, some where tonight in Uganda, Africa, a child will walk in an attempt to save their own life. Forgive me Father, for I am selfish.

5 comments:

Brandi said...

And you don't think you'll be good at fasting?! come on girl!!! Way to get perspective. I LOVE THIS POST!!!

oh yeah. . and I'm pretty fond of you too!

Bran
PS I only hope to be in Uganda for your first trip there!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

ometimes just a lil glimpse into another's world is all we need - ughh, I hate that I can be so selfish sometimes, too. good for you! take care. :)

ps: almost finalized picking an agency/country - seems like the hardest and easiest step! haha.

JG said...

Here's a website you should check out: http://www.favorofgod.org/

Brian and Shannon Plumb said...

It puts everything in perspective when you think of those without! Thanks Lindsey!

whitney said...

thank you for this post. it really spoke to me.