Sowing in Tears

Breaking New Ground

I stood with my feet planted on uneven ground.  Behind me a high, unpainted cinder-block wall kept the breeze away.  At least it provided some shade, fending off the direct rays of the tropical afternoon sun. Beads of sweat tickled my skin as they slowly dripped down my back. I gripped the metal pole in… Continue reading Breaking New Ground

Never Alone

As I hugged Dave goodbye, lingering in his embrace, the next 5 weeks without him loomed before me.  I felt the slight pressure of stress pressing on my chest.  I took a deep breath. And then I remembered that Ryan would also leave in several weeks for his Outdoor Education trip (OE). The pressure in… Continue reading Never Alone

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