The musings of Paj Dawb (Hmong for "White Flower") - I serve the mentally ill/disabled by day, teach piano by night, and spent 6 years worshiping side-by-side with the Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Hmong community in Alaska. There's nothing average to see here...
Monday, May 12, 2008
My dear sweet friend Ini (currently Elder Edemenang) wrote me back. The letter arrived Saturday. I did not get it until yesterday while I was in the middle of making waffles for my mom. I was like a little kid jumping up and down in the kitchen screaming for joy.
Seriously, I screamed.
Ini was one of my best friends in Maryland. We were tight like that, and when I left... Saying goodbye to him broke my heart. It is near the top of the list of the hardest things I've had to do.
Unlike most 25 year-olds in this crazy world, Ini is on a mission now serving the Lord in Cleveland, Ohio.