30 October 2005

Let's be Frank...

After some emotionally exhausting months in Gaza I developped a new filosophy;

"Smile though your heart is aching,
smile even though it's breaking,
when there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrows,
smile and maybe tomorrow,
you'll see the sun come shining through for you...

Light up your face with gladness, hide every trace of sadness,
although a tear may be ever so near,
that's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
if you just smile..."

3 comments:

lisoosh said...

It's easier for the younger kids than those who are older. Your son will adapt quickly though - the hardest thing for you may be how quickly they come to feel that this is home - making you feel even more of an outsider - although playdates may also help you to make more friends. I really want to return to the country I grew up in but know that each year here will make it harder on my kids when/if we move. Being multinational really is difficult.
I am sorry that it is so hard for you. I wish that I was in a position to help. I do hope that writing everything down gives you a sense of purpose and helps you to make the transition.
Thank you.

Judy said...

It does help to smile, and I hope it also helps to know that you have friends who are enjoying reading your blog, and thinking of you. You're obviously finding the confidence and energy to do a lot of posting, and that's great too.

Sometimes you can really feel low one day, and then something will happen to lighten your heart. I hope that happens for you today.

leandra machado said...

i'm living abroad since 1997 and i'm tired now. reading your blog, i get some new power to wake up every morning!
thank you!
you really inspire me!
have a nice and bright week!