day 158: and back again

Today we received a letter from Kenya in the mail, for our son who has recently returned home from a mission there.  Looking at the stamp and the address brought back all of the feelings of distance and unknown circumstances, being that we had never been to that part of the world before.

Isn't it strange that when we consider traveling on this big planet of ours, that half-way around the world is the farthest point?  After we reach that half-way mark anything farther just gets us closer together to our starting point.

Life.  Sometimes those half-way points are far away.  Once we make a decision and start to change course we start on our way back.  Our decisions aren't always an exact thing, but making an effort, some choice, gets us going around that circle and back again.

5 comments

Kimberly | January 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I have no idea what point I'm at, I just know it feels good to be moving forward. Poignant post!

wendy | January 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM

I had to read this twice to really "get it" but yeah, so true.
kinda odd when you think about it
getting us 1/2 way there seems so far, and then once we ARE 1/2 way there
we are so close.

Luann | January 25, 2010 at 7:57 AM

I'm going to be thinking about this one for a while.

LisAway | January 25, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Oh, that's neat! I'm going to be pondering on the whole you can't be farther than half way away. So interesting!

Dedee | January 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Sometimes it's just about moving. And the very act of moving gets you closer.

You're awesome!