Thursday, November 1, 2012
Letters From War
I have loved Mark Schultz's music ever since I was really little. Recently, I started listening again to his cd Live...A Night of Stories and Songs. One song really touched me, "Letters from War."
A couple years ago, I started to become friends with a girl. We never become very good friends though. She stopped coming to my youth group in the summer of 2011. In November of that year, I started to correspond with a boy with Compassion. His name was Carlos, and he lived in Mexico. He was ten. And his birthday was April 28. It was the same day as my friend who I no longer saw. I wrote to Carlos. I told him that he was my new friend. I got a letter from him. It was just a simple letter not saying much.
In April 2012, he moved away from the Compassion project. I cried. But, I was glad it was not one of the other kids I knew better that I wrote to. I thought I might get a final letter for him.
Five and a half months passed. I still prayed for him, but I was no longer grieving the loss. October 1, 2012, I got that letter. Apparently he had gotten my letter. He called me friend. It was the sweetest letter I had ever gotten. At the end he wrote that he hoped we could keep in touch because he did not want to lose a friend. I cried. I could not keep in touch with him for many reasons.
A couple days later, I had my itunes on shuffle. It played "Letters from War." It really seemed to go along with what had just happened with Carlos. I would walk to the mailbox to see if I had letters from my "son" in a land far away- Mexico. I would write Carlos and tell him I loved him. I always waited for him to come home (his letters). Honestly I think he will be a great dad. And I think he's really brave. I keep believing that he is safe. And I pray for him.
So yeah, the song played and tears welled up in my eyes. I can't tell you how much I love that song now! I even got the piano music for it off of musicnotes (which is really hard BTW). Please listen to it below
Change a life!