Sunday, January 27, 2008

I'm safely back in California

Wide-eyed and wide awake, though my body thinks it's after midnight.

There's so much I need and want to do—for school, self, and ODR. I'm not even going to share my to-do list; it's frightfully long. I have to hit the ground running tomorrow.

Thank you all for your prayers for me. Please keep them up, for New Orleans. Pray for all forsaken and forgotten people. Pray for resurrection, wherever it be found.

And thank you to all the people of New Orleans—people who became my friends, and strangers on the streetcar—who told your stories, answered my (sometimes achingly naive) questions, took care of me, and shared your love of your city with me. Thank you for your generosity, and for your sacred trust. Thank you for everything you do, to bring justice, peace, and reconciliation to your home. Your work will always inspire me.

Peace be with all of you, and healing, with your city. I will do the best I can, to help you.

13 comments:

Mimi said...

Yay! You and New Orleans will continue to be in my prayers.

Grandmère Mimi said...

From the other Mimi. Kirstin, I know that you will do the best that you can to help the folks in New Orleans. Thank you for that.

Kirstin said...

I love both Mimis. :-)

johnieb said...

Welcome back, Patootie!

FranIAm said...

Welcome back to your home. My prayers continue for those in New Orleans.

And also for you!

Kirstin said...

[grin]

Thanks, guys.

I have a different sense of home now, Fran. It's not so much where I am, as where I'm called to be.

Leslie, St. Francis in exile said...

Welcome home Kirstin!

FranIAm said...

Amen to that, sister. It is in your heart.

Doorman-Priest said...

Wish I'd been there.

Kirstin said...

DP, maybe you can go. Let me know, if you decide to.

Slimbolala said...

Thank you for coming, thank you for helping, and thank you for telling others.

Kirstin said...

Slimbolala, you are absolutely welcome. I'll be back, when I can.

(I read your blog all the time.)

Eileen said...

(((((K)))))) Glad you were able to be there, and glad you made it back safely.

God is smiling on you with me!