31DaysOfLifeAsANurse_Sea

Once upon a time, I went to the sea. I took all my nursing experience and joined Mercy Ships.

I visited Guinea, Ghana, and Congo Brazzaville. 

I joined a team of surgeons and nurses to help thousands of African people receive healthcare that is otherwise not available due to circumstances beyond their control.

It was one of the richest times of my life, serving the forgotten, unknown masses β€” to humankind. These are not forgotten or unknown to a loving God who created each in his own image. 

In going to the sea, I learned more fully what it is to be human. For that I am deeply grateful. And I have taken what I learned to be a better nurse. To love more deeply the sea of humanity. 

This is day 29 of 31 days of five minute free writes. Be sure to head over to Kate’s blog to participate or read along or both.

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sailing

I took this video on the bow and I can’t get the old song by Christopher Cross out of my head. Enjoy!

Love… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

Well it’s not far down to paradise, at least’s not for me
If the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see, believe me

It’s not far to never, never land, reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see, believe me

Sailing, takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
Soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me when I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony, won’t you believe me?

Sailing, takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
Soon I will be free

It’s not far back to sanity at least it’s not for me
And when the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see, believe me

Sailing, takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
Soon I will be free

CHRISTOPHER CROSS – SAILING LYRICS