My life is over: mourning what was

Six weeks from today I will arrive in Australia and my life will be over. The life I lived in China is no more. I don’t have a life to go back to anywhere in the world, not even Australia.

A simple memorial placed on the great wall, at the spot where we had our sunrise service (which she and her family came to) back in April, shortly after her 15th birthday.


17 days ago I received some terrible news. A girl from my youth group had passed away overnight. She was a beautiful girl, a beautiful person, and she will be missed. It’s been a long fortnight for me. I have been exhausted – mind, body and soul.