The past three months have been utterly amazing! The Willynn that left the United States back in February has been evolving for the better. I have been thrust out of my comfort zone physically, mentally and emotionally. I must admit, my challenges, here in Korea never felt good at the time in which they were happening. But, I am beyond thankful for them. In this season of my life, I am learning how to see things as a collective whole; everything is intertewined with no seperate parts. It’s like my life is being woven into something I just cannot yet pinpoint. I just pray it will be great, masterful and full of purpose.
I come from a small intimate Haitian family. My parents always taught my siblings and I to always strive for the best. No matter what opposition may come our way; to always work at our greatest potential. Their principals of wisdom produced the faith, hope and courage I have today. I can’t help wondering about the prayers they had for me while I was being morphed in my mother’s womb. Did they pray for the woman I have become? Has God fulfilled the promises he spoken to them about me? I also think about my ancestors, those known and unknown. I can’t help thinking about their dreams. Did they know about me, before I even was a thought in my parents minds? Am I living their dreams, seeing their visions, am I speaking their truths?
The questions that I ask are being answered everyday all around me. I know this, because my whole life, I’ve been walking in the same drumbeat. If I had one word to describe my life journey it would be, DRUM. Yes, I am a percussion instrument. No one knows how loud my sound is until it is struck with a hand or a set of sticks. Life is often the weapon that stricks my drum. The moment the sticks hit my tightly stretched membrane, I become the bold soul hidden within. I have no choice but to produce a booming sound. My life journey is a reflection of those that came before me. In the future, possibly, my children will inquire of the same questions that I seek after. They won’t have to look too far, because even when I’m gone, my drum will always be their resounding sound.
I’m just speaking out loud in my process of becoming…
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Willynn Sanon Thompson
Writer: Esther Lynn
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old man shall dream dreams, and your young man shall see visions.” Joel 2:28