truth: pray for amanda de lange

9 Feb

This afternoon, I was driving and listening to “Truth” by Balmorhea. Usually, it’s a happy song, or at least I think it’s a triumphant song. I was sure of it until now.

Lately, all I can think about is Amanda de Lange. Amanda is the executive director of Starfish Foster Home in Xi’an, China. I first met her in May 2011 on a humanitarian trip and I met her again in October and November 2011. This past week, she was diagnosed with cancer. I couldn’t believe it. Amanda has dedicated her life saving hundreds of starfish babies and now her life is on the line. Thinking of her current health makes me terribly sad and it’s something I don’t quite understand at the moment.

I was listening to “Truth” and suddenly, I didn’t know if the music was truly happy or sad. I know there’s the major and minor chords, but there was something beyond theory. In a space alone and driving on the highway under a blanket of gray sky, it truly felt as if the music was crying alongside my soul.




One Response to “truth: pray for amanda de lange”

  1. april Guyer February 14, 2012 at 11:56 #

    I met Amanda Christmas 2005 while adopting my daughter from the orphanage in Xian. I had a package for her from a lady in utah. Amanda’s Starfish foster home was run out of her apartment from her personal funds. There were six babies. I am asking everyone I know to pray for her. God has a plan for Amanda. I just pray that it is to keep living and helping his little ones.
    April Guyer Mom to Rene age 9 Cleft lip and palate, hearing loss, Adopted 12/25/2005 from the big orphange in Xi’an

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