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Vulnerability


When I find myself in times of trouble
mother Mary comes to me
speaking words of wisdom
let it be

And in my hour of darkness
she is standing right in front of me
speaking words of wisdom
let it be – The Beatles

I debated on whether or not I should post this picture, but after deliberating with myself for a while I figured why the hell not. The picture represents how much of an impact this last trip with mPowering had on me. I have a self-proclaimed title of “Adroit Traveler” so I figured that I would be at least semi-prepared for what was coming. After some of the stuff I’ve seen in Southeast Asia, Africa and even growing up in a border-town I thought nothing could really impact me or surprise me emotionally.

I was wrong.

I am not a crier. I am my father’s son when it comes to showing vulnerability and emotions in front of people. I can only think of a couple of times in the last 15 years where I really just cried. Mostly when someone close to me died, or when Littlefoot sees his shadow and think it’s his mother in The Land Before Time (this scene still crushes my soul, btw). So its a little embarrassing to say that there I was in the middle of a hospital surrounded by doctors, directors, a film crew, photographers, volunteers and friends completely bawling my eyes out.

The whole trip hit me where I didn’t think possible.I am almost positive that everyone really close to me would have been in shambles.

But it completely made me understand how truly lucky and blessed I am even more than before.

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