I anticipate these moments,
but never quiet find myself prepared for them in the end.
The end of month three,
a quarter of the race done
Moments were marked by homesickness-
a birthday missed
the feeling, "all we ever do is say goodbye"
It was a week of prayer filled moments-
prayers for innocence,
pleas for protection,
petitioning on behalf of those who steal my heart.
I sat with three sisters-
in a bamboo home,