"It's been 10 years today" has been heard going round the family conversation today.
I pause and reflect...
10 years since we came to this 'sun-burnt land'. 10 yrs since we began to reside under the red, white & blue flag of Australia.
Before that, the red, white & blue star-spangled banner. And before that was the red, white & blue of our birth, New Zealand. What a journey...
Now married with five precious lives in tow, her heart feels such guilt for the "No" that haunts her. She feels no release from her burden. "I'll go anywhere, Lord, just not back to the USA or Australia." childhood memories of both still etched firmly.
Her darling seeks His supplier, and feels the freedom to go.
Getting the children's breakfast, her darling calls from work and tells her to turn the TV on... Sept. 11 unfolds. She watches as a mourning nation rallies together... patriotism, support. She finds beauty and is finally pleased to be here.
10 years ...
I smile quietly and realise that red, white & blue have been good gifts.
I wonder what colour heaven is?
#126 A clean kitchen
#127 Conversation with a friend
#128 Home-made pizza from budding-chef sons
#129 Evening walk with my darling
#130 Freedom to speak my thoughts
#131 Red, white & blue homes