Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm Home

It is hard to process this last week.

I am glad to be home and yet, I wish I was still there.

The need is overwhelming. Photos and newscasts can never truly convey the harsh reality of life in post-earthquake Haiti.

Still and yet, joy exists there in the midst of life.

I will be spending the next few days trying to sort out where my heart, my mind, my soul and my body have been. More importantly, where do I go from here because surely, my life cannot return to where it once was.

I’ve seen too much.

This video may have been taken in Rwanda but I lived the same in Haiti and sit here in tears knowing "their pain has changed me". 

All too deeply and forever. 

I can't explain it right now anymore than that. 

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2010


  1. Love this song/video. First came across it when my boys went to Bolivia two years ago. I think it a good fit for anyone who has been on the mission field only to return and sort out all of the feelings.

    It seems to be that there are many who are making these trips these days. I might need to make one myself--my boys will be returning to Bolivia again in June while we're in the midst of a move.

    The exponential growth of the kingdom.

    Good to be walking it with you, Denise. Blessings to you as you begin to sort your emotions/thoughts. I look forward to hearing more.


  2. Welcome home. I am so grateful that you were able to give your hands in this way, Denise. I continue to hear of the hardship of the Haitian people and my heart breaks. Amazing how God keeps working through folks like you. Looking forward to processing through it all with you.

  3. I wait for you to share more.

    And in the meantime, I am wondering if everything in your life was preparation for this moment in time.

  4. Welcome Home! I'm sure this trip was overwhelming for your heart. After seeing difficult things it's always hard to go back to "normal".

    I love that song.

  5. Praising GOD you were able to go and make a difference. I am sure "your" life has been greatly impacted, as have all the lives you touched while you were there.
    Blessings, andrea

  6. That video fits so perfectly. I will really look forward to hearing what God processes in you from this experience. There are special times like these when our world is turned upside down from what we have seen and heard. And because you are His, it will never be wasted.

    The needs there had to be overwhelming. You sensed it before you went, I heard it in your words.

    I'll be praying for Him to process this in you and will be waiting to hear more.



  7. Welcome back sister. Glad that you had that moment to be able to serve the Lord by ministering to these hurting people in Haiti. God bless you and may He continue to guide you and reveal in your heart what He wants you to do for His glory!

  8. I have felt that same feeling in some of the poor areas here in Ecuador. So much pain and suffering, it is hard to take in. I am glad you had this experience to share with others so that they too will know of this great need and not forget we much pray, give and go....