Aokam Benevolent Centre - July 2013
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same."
- Flavia Weedn
Hello friends and family,
I have recently realized that I have neglected to really post much of anything since returning to the United States. I did indeed land back in Great Falls, Montana on July 20th, 2013. Since then I have made short stops in Havre, MT and Moorhead, MN, and then finally landed in Columbus, OH for seminary at Trinity Lutheran Seminary.
Since returning I have went back and forth between emotions. Some days feeling so immensely happy and privileged to have had such an incredible experience and to be back, and other days pretty broken-hearted about leaving some absolutely incredible people back in Malaysia. Some days I have hundreds of stories and words and experiences to tell people, and other days I simply have no words to express it at all.
If I've learned anything in these last couple of months about telling the story though, it's that it's all about these people. These incredible individuals who opened their lives, homes, and country for me to come as I was. So for today, no more words from me, just the faces of those I love, who have left footprints on my heart and left me never, ever the same.
Last weekly lunch at Kedai Kopi Tawau with the Pangs.
Birthday Celebration with Tawau Tanjung (my church) Crew!
The line dancing ladies at our last practice together! <3