I Saw Myself

Last week when we were at the immigration office in Jakarta there were seas of people.  The conditions were tight and hot.  And then I saw her.  A tall Caucasian lady with a young boy.  Her hair was pulled back in a cute pony tail.  She appeared confident. The lady had an Indonesian friend who was helping her.  I couldn't take my eyes off of her.  She stood out in such contrast.  Then I saw myself and I now know how the people see me and all my family.  We must be such a curious intriguing sight!  Can't wait until they know me and I know them and we can all see each other for who we are.....


  1. Ruth, I think this is beautiful....Somehow I see this as a possibility to being applied to so many "barriers" around us. We are all God's children.

    Extra hugs to you all in this transition time!

    Love you!

  2. Oh you brought back memories for me of being in Bangkok and me staring at the rare foreigners/caucasians. I was so intrigued by their facial features! Wondering if they knew how odd they looked in the sea of asians. It was almost that I thought of myself as asian. Yet I couldn't stop staring. I was draw to them. May God soon grant you a community of women for your ladies-night-outs or at least time to sit with ladies and rest your heart. Blessings to you sweet one!


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