I get such a charge out of days like this. Meetings, talks, volunteering, new people, awesome projects....
Today was all about Sudan. I volunteered with and was able to attend the AFRECS Conference yesterday and today. Though the conference goes on tomorrow, I have homework - both literally and figuratively - that must get done! Work, home and now school - are my next few months of reality. Add to that my friends with whom I love to stay connected ----- so few hour in the day!!!!!!
Back to AFRECS ---- I am honored and humbled by what I saw, heard and experienced.
Part of my heart always goes to the young VMI cadet, aged 14, who died in the Battle of New Market, when I think of the young men who joined the army in Sudan. He is my connection to the experience. Thanks to the DH, I looked at picture of him, hanging in our office, for more than a decade.
In all, as I continue to try and process what I experienced this weekend, I fear for January 9, 2011. I am blessed to have met those who are so involved. I am humbled at how little I have done. And, I am honored to have the opportunities I have been given.
Good Bless the USA and South Sudan.