Thursday, February 10, 2011


My little brother is leaving in a few short days. He's going on a big ship into the even bigger Pacific ocean. I am trying to have faith that he will remain safe, that he will have a grand adventure, that he will not actually kill anyone.

I worry about his safety, of course, but I also worry that this experience will change him as it must but, that it will change him in a negative way. I worry he will come back so different that we won't know each other anymore.

He has a kind heart and is generous of his time, love, and gifting. I don't want war to harden his heart. I don't want him to have to live with the act of killing another person, enemy or not.

There is nothing I can do to change what will happen and for his sake I can only say positive and encouraging things. Here though, I can write the words I cannot speak.

May he be safe.


Anonymous Dee said...

Having BTDT, I truly understand. I wish your brother a safe journey and return.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Thanks, Dee.

Luckily he's on a ship right now and it looks more likely he will be doing anti-piracy work than going to Afghanistan.

3:32 PM  

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