I have waited for the words to come. A wait which hasn't been easy for this one who finds her expression best in the written rather than the spoken.
And yet, this long pause of keyboard and pen has been necessary.
For in the days to come, there will be many words, too many I fear. Because what I have seen from the comfort of my living room, I will soon experience in the rawness of reality. The images that have been softened for public consumption will become tempered by the fires of life.
Since the earth began its dance beneath this tiny island in January, I have wanted to go. In the days to come, March 15 to be exact, my feet will leave the familiar for grace of the unknown.
I am beginning to understand that my wordless moments have been a needed preparation. So, I beg for your grace for a bit longer and your prayers for my upcoming trip to Haiti.
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