Wednesday, March 11, 2009

thought for today

You rise, you fall, your down, then you rise again
What don't kill you make you more strong
from the song: Broken, Beat & Scarred, by Metallica

Today Tom and I were able to hear Spencer's DTS team share their stories about their time during the practical phase of their training. They traveled to Lugansk, Ukraine and then on to Chisinau, Moldova.

Each team member took around ten minutes to share from their personal experiences of being abroad. The quote above came from Spencer's talk. He used it to illustrate the point that all of the experiences he survived were not able to kill him... they made him stronger and caused him to grow.

Tom and I had the privilege of meeting Spencer's teammates before their time in the field. He and I were able to see first hand growth in each one of those young people. And as the only mother in the room, I took pictures, cheered them on and shed tears of pride and joy as each one of them shared their stories!!

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