Monday, January 27, 2014

Go with God

    Our family has gone through a transformation, bittersweet and painful. Our daughter, 17 years old, has moved to the US to finish high school. We came to this decision together with the purpose to help better her English for further education stateside. She is in good hands, living with Jesse and Juliana Troxler in Knoxville, TN. Juliana is her cousin who lived with us while going to the university in João Pessoa.
     Lydia seems to be doing great. She got on that plane all by herself as if she had been doing it all her life. It was harder for her mother and me, not so much for her brothers. They quickly appropriated her room. But Edda has been really sensitive lately, and I made a song and sang it to Lydia before she left:

Lydia's Song

Little bird,

The nest is small

The world is big and

Your wings are strong.

As you look over the rim

Gathering courage to leap from here,



    Beat your wings hard

    When you begin to fall

    Let the wind of love

    Carry you high above.



Little one,

Remember who you are

And Who made you.

Set your eyes upon the Son

Take a deep, deep breath and run.


    Beat your wings hard

    When you begin to fall

    Let the wind, His love,

    Carry you high above.



Now you go

But never gone

Held in our heart

Where you belong

As you soar through God's space,

Finding purpose, truth, your own place.


    Beat your wings hard

    When you begin to fall

    Let the wind, our love,

    Carry you high above.


   
    We pray that the Father will take care of our little girl as she makes her own decisions in this scary world.

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