Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thursday Photo Challenge: Emotion

Proud To Serve



U.S. Army Chaplaincy

13 comments:

Sara said...

This is a perfect "emotion" photo! I haven't been able to come up with anything...I haven't tried very hard though. But I really like yours a lot.

Yes, the Getty Center would be fabulous...let's try to plan on that!

eph2810 said...

That is so neat :) I think it is beautiful that men are willing to serve the Lord even in harms way.

Be blessed today and always.

ellen b. said...

Wonderful choice for the theme!

Bethany Hissong said...

perfect. I thought about you again today when I found out that my son's teacher just delivered a healthy baby boy at 4 am this morning!!! 2 wks. early and I thought: that makes two wonderful babies within 24 hours! Lots of happy around here! :)

violet said...

Interesting choice for 'emotion.' Good for you!

Monica said...

I like your photo for emotion.
I've tagged you for a meme. :)

Kacie said...

Thanks for your understanding post!

You know, I actually did go back to Papua finally this summer. I never thought it would take me six years, but the timing was good in the end because I got to take Isaac with me, and because I expected things to be different because it had been so long. You can read my thoughts about the trip starting here

http://weblog.xanga.com/papua2001mk/605054214/euphoria.html
and forward from that.

It was wonderful to go back, and if anything surprised me it was that it DID still feel like home. I actually never lived in a village - my dad was in administration for SIL in Sulawesi and Papua, so we were always in the towns. Isaac and I drove all over Sentani on a motorbike, spent a weekend at the beach on our own, visited Kali Biru, and spent hours just walking around town and exploring. It reinforced my desire to go back in some ways, but in many ways I doubt we ever will. While we were there, though, the school tried to recruit both of us.... so I know we would be filling a need if we ever did go.

Yes, Dallas is not my first choice for a city to live in. :) We only came for Isaac's school, and yet because it's a four year program, I really must settle down and build a nest here of some sort!

And you're right, I always have connected with immigrants. I worked side by side with them in Chicago and loved that experience - they took me in as someone who understood their lives. I am in the process of being approved to work as a mentor/volunteer for a refugee family here.... so I am excited about that prospect!

I sort of thing that this is my struggle - one that is common to many third culture kids and which I feel keenly, and it will probably affect the rest of my life.
I'm thankful for the passage in Hebrews that talks about a heavenly home.

artgirlATL said...

That's a beautiful patch. How's the grandbaby?

Elizabeth said...

I have such a great admiration for those who serve others.
My best friend's son-in-law has been in both Afghanistan and Iraq and we are glad he has the support of his friends and comrades but it it very hard.
Blessed are the peacemakers......

neulekirppu said...

Ecellent choice for the theme!

Barbara said...

Good symbol of emotion.

I have tagged you with a book meme over on my post. I hope you enjoy it if you have the time to do it.

Tracy said...

WOW--that is a very impressive and humbling protrayal of this emotion. Lovely, Willow! Happy week ((HUGS))

violetlady said...

That is a very inspiring photo. Military chaplains are often right there in the middle of the action and are very brave indeed.

Willow, I am in the process of doing a post in which you are given an award.