Spent most of the day on the porch.  Sharing stories, dreams, ideas, discouragements, with my good friends and family.  Slowly processing the experience we just went through and feeling God continue to chip away at my heart.  I heard this song today by Bebo Norman called Long Way Home. I think it is about Marriage, but it held different meaning for me tonight..  As I fall more in love with Sierra Leone and the people, I feel this struggle or tension.  I want to be everything to them….I want to be their Kingdom come.  But the truth is I will make lots of mistakes in this process.  I will say dumb things. I’m not really sure what it means for me to love Sierra Leone.  I will be overcome with sorrow, stumble through the great unknown. Praying that the pieces will be gathered up in grace.  
When all is said and done, maybe we will stand next to our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone and say,
When we dream this dream for the last time we’ll see that we lived this love for a lifetime…just you and me.  Cause you and I, we’re gonna fly, the long way home.”

It’s a long way home, and the fists have flown
In the silence, there’s nowhere left to run
It’s the battle of our pending love
In the shadow of another smoking gun

When we dreamed this dream for the first it seemed
We could live this love for a lifetime….you and me

I will not give up this fight
I will not lay down and die
I will not carry this heart of stone
I may not be your place to run
I may not be your kingdom come
I may stumble through this great unknown
But I will be all that is true
I will not give up on you
I was made to be with you alone

Cause you and me, we’re gonna see…the long way home

It’s a long way home, and crying is done
But the sorrow is still wet upon your face
Our colliding hearts sometimes break apart
But now the pieces are gathered up in grace
When we dream this dream for the last time we’ll see
That we lived this love for a lifetime….just you and me

Cause you and I, we’re gonna fly..the long way home

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