(this is a poem I wrote on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai. It was my second to last flight on the adventure I took last year. It was a small glimpse at the woman I became in the last year. I’ve felt pulled to post it here because it’s something that always strikes a chord inside me. It’s a reminder of who I’ve become, what I’ve seen and where I am going)
I am a women.
filled with knowledge of her own beauty
Someone who has seen the diversity of this world
and longs to walk in it even more
Someone who has walked the red light districts of Bangkok
the dangerous streets of Peru
bought tomatoes from the women in Mozambique who have joy
in the midst of their dark country.
I’m a woman who has been able to witness babushkas see clear for the first time
I’m someone who worshipped alongside brothers and sisters of different tongues
and from different nations
and it better because of it.
I am someone who longs to sit with someone
through their journey
but now knows not to stand in their gaps.
A woman who has learned the value of
I am woman who has a clear view
of her future
(as it’s one that involves nothing normal
and everything Christ)
There is more to me know than there EVER was then.
I’ve learned to let go of the darkness and wield the words
God has given me
as a sword.
There is so much more that I don’t even know
Thank you for walking with me in the unknown and the uncomfortable.
For journeying with me in the unthinkable.
For holding my heart up
and bringing me joy in the midst of sadness
And blessing me so incredibly well.