Life goes on….

Those words feel like a harsh reality….

Those words feel like they also offer hope….
life goes on

In some ways, it is good to do somethings and to live the routine after three weeks….

It is hard to reenter every day life when your heart has been shattered by sudden loss….

We all get up and go about each day with some sense of normalcy and yet we carry a blanket of sorrow in our hearts….

Sorrow isn’t always our primary emotion, but it feels ever-present in some fashion….

Life goes on, if we like it or not….

Before Len died, my Mom and I were scheduled to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic…

The night of Len’s accident I concluded that I could not go…

Three weeks later I have changed my mind…..because life goes on….

We are building a church for the Haitians who live in the DR and that fits with our love of the Haitian people….

We are going with a team of people who are kind and understanding, which means I can go and be just who I am….

We are doing physical labor,  brick carrying and nail pounding, and that sounds very therapeutic….

We are going with broken hearts and fully believe that God knew we would be right here, so we go trusting Him fully….

Len loved an adventure, a good time, a challenge, a cause and a purpose…..and that is just what the DR holds….

And so in honor of my brother’s 48 years….to the DR we will go….because life goes on.




Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

6 thoughts on “Life goes on….”

  1. Trish, this sounds like such a difficult but wise decision. Please let me know the dates. We will pray specifically. I love you. Hug your mom a big Texas hug for me. b

  2. Dear Trish,

    It is not often that I comment to your blog, but I read it quite regularly and indeed find joy in your journey.

    How the Lord knows the way to speak out of your heart and touch others. Thank you for sharing your courageous journey to healing and trusting in God almighty, Father of Peace surpassing our understanding even in darkest hours. I have created a cloud over the Sun and refused to let light shine today. My heart cried “Holy” as I read this, reminding me that, Life does indeed go on. Thank you for blessing, may you be blessed.

  3. Thanks so much, Trish, for sharing your choice to go to the DR, and not only that, but also to include the struggle; the “I can’t” to “I will.” To hear that you’ll be going with a Kind and Understanding Team is such a gift and I wait in anticipation to hear your stories. Sitting with you on the couch…

  4. Thinking of you and admiring your courage and strength and knowing this will carry your heavy heart in the toughest of days. Glad you decided to go on the mission trip. I think it will help. Holding you in my heart today and always.

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