Today and over the past few days, as I’ve been reading everyone’s Memorial Day comments on our Blog, many thoughts have passed through my mind – along with many emotions and feelings – of times past and present. I’ve found myself reflecting on many events, places and people – before Saigon – during our time in Saigon – after Saigon – and through the years to today.
Some of these thoughts are not very surprising – rather ordinary. Others are very surprising – unusual. Many of times, places and people I’ve not thought about in many years – and, I wonder why they come to mind now.
One thought keeps reoccurring as I reflect and ponder – out of the hell’s of war a life long and life changing blessing was bestowed upon me and all Saigon Kids. If not for war most of us would never have known each other and there would be no Saigon Kids family and community today. Nor, all that we have experienced as a family and community over the past half century.
On one hand I’m saddened with grief as I ponder the circumstances which brought us together. On the other hand I’m overwhelmed with joy that we were brought together and have stayed together as a family and community for such a long long time.
As I ponder, I’ve yet to find answers or understanding – maybe I never will. Perhaps all I’ll ever know is the feelings – the emotions – and gratitude of being a Saigon Kid. Maybe it’s best that some things remain a mystery – simply to savor as we do a sunset with beauty beyond words …
Frank this video is for you – for the good times – The French Song First Recording.
And, yes brother Frank, it sure does bring back memories of – our Paris of the Orient 🙂
Thank you Saigon Kids for being a part of my life and the gift of all the blessings you have given me over the years.
BIG HUGS to all of you …