Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Two Questions

As I stare out the windows, 
with tears still in my eyes,
I see the faces of those I love, 
we just said our last goodbyes.
This ride will be long and trying, 
as two questions plague my mind.
Do I want the life up ahead, 
or the one I left behind?
Two years is such a long, long time, 
for going door to door.
In my reflections I thought,
"There really must be more."
As I got down off the plane,
I stared smiling at the beach.
A man turned me the other way, and said, "Elder, go find and teach."

And now as I sit reflecting,
on today, it is my last.
This really isn't fair Dear Lord, 
the times gone way too fast.
As I stare out the windows, 
with tears still in my eyes,
I see the faces of Elders, Sister, Friends I love, 
We just said our last goodbyes.

This ride will be long and trying, 
as two questions plague my mind.
Do I want the life up ahead, 
or the one I'm leaving behind?
~Author Unknown





Kathleen Davis with her son and Husband

 
 
Kathleen Davis has 6 kids, 4 girls, then 2 boys. Both boys served missions, one son went to Guatemala the other to the Philippines. She lives in Eagar, AZ.  Her husband is 1st counselor in the stake presidency and she says she has the best job in the church.... Primary Chorister. They have 13 grandchildren... 10 of which live in walking distance of their home:)
Kathleen said "I think every missionary feels this way. With 16 days left my boy is struggling with leaving his last two years behind:). I assured him the best days of his life were still ahead of him:):)"

7 comments:

  1. I thought I could get through this again without tissues, I was wrong. So beautifully written!!!

    Anna

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  2. Love the poem. Totally brings tears. I know my sweet sister is going to feel the same with just over 4 months left we are on the count down for sure but I know she loves the people of Idaho and it will be hard for her to leave.

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  3. This is a tear jerker for sure. Love it!

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  4. Love this poem! Beautiful! I have 2 sons serving now and I know they feel this way. One son has 6 months to go and the other has just been out 8 months.

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