[Warning: This post is linktastic]
I was out on the road today. Usually when you are out and about in Port-au-Prince, there are great opportunities to see some very funny, interesting, or inappropriate t-shirts.
I once saw a 70 year old-ish man with a bright pink shirt that said "Calvary Girls Rule". Once I saw a young boy with a too-large shirt that said "I Love my Italian Girlfriend".
Today, I saw a young man with a shirt that had Brad Paisley's face on it. Brad Paisley is a country music artist. I only knew that by the way he was displayed in full western regalia on the shirt. Country music is not a big draw here in Haiti, in case you hadn't guessed, so it was an unusual shirt to see, albeit not quite as funny as others I have seen.
Just a little while ago, while catching up on email during our daily electricity allotment, I was also listening to Elijah Streams.
The song, "The Old Rugged Cross" came on. I started to cry.
First, Elijah Streams doesn't play a lot of older gospel tunes, so it was unusual.
Second, I have always loved the lyrics since I became born-again.
Third, it's been a couple of very emotional days here. We desperately miss "The Mama", yet are a bit sad to be leaving the children here - we have become like family too.
So what do the t-shirts have to do with it?
I decided I was going to post a Old Rugged Cross video tonight on the blog. When I googled it, the first one to come up was by Brad Paisley - the guy on the t-shirt. Who'd-a-thunk-it?
So, here's "The Old Rugged Cross" as performed by Brad Paisley. :-)